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2011

Table o f C o n t e n t s
IntroduCtIon Area Profile 1 Map 1 dEMoGrAPHICS Population Detail 2 Comparisons 3 Antelope Valley Cities 4-9 Rural Areas 9 EConoMY Major Employers/Industries 10 Labor Market Study 10 Average Wage by Sector 11 Cost of Doing Business 12 Enterprise Zone 13 Foreign Trade Zone 13 Area Business Loans 14 Business Lending California Statewide CDC 15 Renewable Energy 15 Film Activity 16 Agriculture 16 Aerospace 17 Hotel/Industrial 18 Business Parks/Industrial Space 19 Transportation 20 Retail Sales 21 HouSInG 2010 Housing Summary & House Sales 22-23 2010 New Home Sales/ Building Permits 24 HEALtH CArE Hospitals 25-26 Health Services 26

I n t r o d u ction

The Greater Antelope Valley


As we bid farewell 2010 and welcome in 2011, the challenges that we faced in 2010 continue to face us. Even as the data starts to show stabilization in the downward trend we still face high unemployment, a severe State budget deficit, a marked decline in the housing market and rising Healthcare and workman compensation costs. California is facing a difficult set of circumstances. Growth is slowing against surging Commodity and energy prices. The financial markets showed severe strain in the last few years resulting in the curtailment of credit facilities to businesses. Sustaining economic growth is becoming more and more difficult. We will need all your help to get through this difficult economic recovery period. This Alliance is a forum to look at how we can all work together to help businesses whether large or small, established or starting, and to boost confidence and support economic growth and success. This should include formulating data relating to the assets of the Antelope Valley including the labor base, city demographics and any other information that may entice a company to relocate or expand in the Antelope Valley. Having an Alliance available to market the Antelope Valley and its resources is key to recruitment. Use of computers and the internet has revolutionized beyond recognition the way we do business, communicate, and buy services and market products. Technology has made many jobs portable. This is a perfect example of where the Antelope Valley can show an available labor source therefore reducing the approximately 71,000 residents who currently commute out of the area. It is also recognized that as jobs shift and skills change the local educational systems will need to continue to make appropriate training available. Businesses must build a synergistic relationship between economic growth and environmental stewardship. This can only be achieved by close collaboration amongst citizens, local and federal agencies, businesses and educational institutions. The Antelope Valley is leading the charge in Solar and Wind energy plants. All around the Antelope Valley solar energy panels are starting to cover parking lots and roofs. Huge solar and wind energy farms are in the planning process. GAVEA through the dedication of its officers, partner organizations, local Cities and support staff have done a stellar job in promoting our Valley as a great place to live and to do business. The next few years GAVEA will increasingly need everyones support to work together to assist with the challenges facing the Antelope Valley. June Burcham Chairman Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance

Special thanks to the following:


EduCAtIon Public Schools 27-28 Private Schools 28 Community Colleges/ Universities 29-30 QuALItY oF LIFE Community Life 31-32 Air Quality 31 Water 31 Utilities 31
June Burcham Chairman Kaiser Permanente Mel Layne President, Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance Brian Schimelpfening, Chase Bank Harvey Holloway Coldwell Banker Commercial Realty Laurel Shockley Southern California Edison Albert Gatton Assistant, Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance

1028 West Avenue L-12 Suite# 101 Lancaster, CA 93534. www.aveconomy.org info@aveconomy.org

AREA P R O F I L E
ToTal PoPulaTion of GreaTer anTeloPe Valley reGion 486,141 annual GrowTh 2010-2015 Projected 2000-2010 Estimated 2000 Census 1990 Census PoPulaTion by oriGin Not Hispanic or Latino Hispanic or Latino PoPulaTion by race White Alone Black/African American Alone American Indian/Alaskan Native Asian Alone Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Some Other Race Two or More Races Median aGe reGional housinG Average Household Income Housing Units Persons per Household Owner Occupied Average Length of Residence (yrs.)
Bakersfield
TEHACHAPI MTNS

Randsburg

529,140 486,141 398,598 331,464 325,830 160,311 286,581 69,217 4,831 16,354 988 81,155 27,015 32.32 $70,047 170,249 3.05 67.68% 14

8.84% 21.96% 20.17%


Mojave

67.02% 32.98% 58.95% 14.24% 0.99% 3.36% 0.20% 16.69% 5.56%

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE

Edwards Boron Barstow

Rosamond Lake Hughes Quartz Hill Lake Elizabeth Green Valley Leona Valley Castaic Santa Clarita Acton Valencia Ventura Oxnard
SAN TA M ONIC AM TNS

Littlerock Pearblossom

Lake Los Angeles

Newhall Sylmar
SAN BERNARDINO MTNS

Simi Valley Burbank Pomona Whittier

San Bernardino

PACIFIC OCEAN

Redondo Beach

Anaheim Santa Ana

Riverside

safeTy ranGe anTeloPe Valley usa-aVeraGe Crime Rate per 100K to 250K Pop 4,322 4,834 Crime Rate 25K to 50K Pop 3,120 3,605 econoMy Cost of Doing Business Low to Moderate 2009 Major Retail Sales $3,011,556,900 2009 Retail Sales Growth -14.39% 2008 Cost of Living Index (US avg. 100) 104.4
(Property taxes not included)

2009 Sector Job Growth

-4.65%

Kern AV Economic Region Ventura

Major econoMic iMPacT areas Antelope Valley Mall Stores 140 Kiosks 58 Employees 1,800 Air Force Plant 42 Payroll $622,864,653 Local Contracts $133,209,491 Employees 7,234 Edwards Air Force Base Employees 10,610 Military 2,014 Civilians 7,996 Military Family Members 1,958 Local Contract $574,000,000 Total Payroll $560,000,000 Total Economic Impact $1,800,000,000 China Lake Civilians 4,204 Military 640 On-site Contractors 1,743 Payroll Civilians $308,000,000 Military N/A Visitors/Year 42,233 Total Contracts $702,000,000 Bankcard Programs $22,000,000 *Mojave Airport & Spaceport 47

San Bernardino

Los Angeles Orange Riverside

5.32%
Other Speaking 23,840 Spanish Speaking 97,879

9.58%
Over 65

No Degree

17.14%

21.80%

9.97%
55-64

72.89%
Primarily English 327,332

29.15%
0-17

51.30%
18-54

Higher Degree

26.75%

56.11%
HS Grad Some College

Ethnicity

Age Specific

Education

Source: Claritas, FBI, AV Cities, ACCRA, GAVEA, EDD, AV Mall, Airforce Plant 42, Edwards, China Lake, Mojave Airport & Spaceport. *Additional information on page 17 ECoNoMIC RoUNDTABLE REPoRT 2011 | 1

POPUL AT I O N D E TA I L
lanCaster
150,000

Palmdale
150,000

tehaChaPi
14,000 12,000

120,000

120,000 10,000

90,000

90,000

8,000 6,000 4,000

60,000

60,000

2000

2008

2000

2008

2009

2000

2008

2009

2009
13,631
2009 335 1 4.4% 107 23% 245

2010

2010

2,000

118,718

145,243

145,074
2009 37 8* 1.1% 110 22.2% 31

145,875
2010 38 2 0.9% 110 22.9% 33

116,670

147,897

151,346

152,622
2010 33 1 1.2% 73 31% 19

11,125

13,089

13,886
2010 334 7 1.8% 102 25% 249

2008 State Rank in Size 37 Rank of Growth in LA County by % 8 Annual Growth Rate 1.5% State Rank in Growth by % 136 % of Change from 2000 census 22.3% State Rank by Numeric Change 38 from 2000 census *Tied

2008 2009 State Rank in Size 35 32 Rank of Growth in LA County by % 3 1 Annual Growth Rate 2.2% 3.5% State Rank in Growth by % 95 73 % of Change from 2000 census 26.8% 29.7% State Rank by Numeric Change 19 19 from 2000 census

2008 State Rank in Size 340 Rank of Growth in Kern County by % 10 Annual Growth Rate 0.3% State Rank in Growth by % 393 % of change from 2000 census 17.7% State Rank by Numeric Change 396 from 2000 census

California City
15,000 14,000 12,000 10,000 8,000

ridgeCrest
30,000

antelope valley popUlatIon forecast 2020


Lancaster Palmdale UnincorporatedLA County Greater California City/Mojave Greater Ridgecrest Greater Rosamond Greater Tehachapi antelope Valley 202,407 257,546 161,040 32,509 39,442 31,805 47,691 772,440

25,000

20,000

15,000 6,000 4,000 10,000

242,523 329,322 223,243 39,641 41,737 40,245 57,632 974,343

Southern California Association of Government, SCAG Kern County Council of Governments, KernCOG.

PoPulation by ZiP Code

2000

2008

2009

2000

2008

2009

2010

2010

2,000

5,000

ZiP
93501 93505 93516 93519 93523 93524 93527 93554 93555 93560 93561 ToTal

ciTy
Mojave California City Boron Cantil Edwards Edwards Inyokern Randsburg Ridgecrest Rosamond Tehachapi

2008

2009

8,385

14,365

14,828

15,014
2010 325 1 1.2% 12 79% 137

24,297

28,038

28,353

28,726
2009 248 7 1.4% 166 13.7% 213 2010 247 9 1.3% 163 15% 208

2008 2009 State Rank in Size 324 325 Rank of Growth in Kern County by % 1 2 Annual Growth Rate 9.6% 3.5% State Rank in Growth by % 2 12 % of change from 2000 census 71.3% 76.8% State Rank by Numeric Change 80 131 from 2000 census

2008 State Rank in Size 247 Rank of Growth in Kern County by % 9 Annual Growth Rate 0.5% State Rank in Growth by % 350 % of change from 2000 census 12.5% State Rank by Numeric Change 312 from 2000 census

4,369 4,328 4,308 13,283 14,663 13,999 1,794 1,740 1,670 49 2 1 6,480 6,401 6,148 24 27 25 2,268 1,909 1,853 298 288 262 31,084 30,396 29,760 16,704 16,838 19,448 31,784 32,074 31,996 108,137 108,666 109,470

93510 Acton 7,517 7,985 8,090 93532 Lake Hughes 2,679 2,749 2,845 93534 Lancaster 42,971 42,860 41,670 93535 Lancaster 71,893 72,977 70,388 93536 Lancaster 61,837 64,658 66,789 93543 Littlerock 11,588 12,439 12,623 93544 Llano 1,220 1,322 1,270 93550 Palmdale 79,654 77,815 77,921 93551 Palmdale 46,728 47,499 49,144 93552 Palmdale 33,194 36,101 37,043 93553 Pearblossom 1,372 1,404 1,453 93563 Valyermo 681 703 826 93591 Palmdale 7,374 6,820 6,609 ToTal 368,708 375,332 376,671 oVerall ToTal 476,845 483,998 486,141

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Source: California Department of Finance.

2010
2030
2010

30,000

30,000

COMPA R I S O N W I T H O T H E R A R E A S
PoPulaTion Antelope Valley Las Vegas Tucson Atlanta Miami St. Louis Cincinnati Reno 2009 483,998 566,225 537,173 529,400 429,888 350,202 331,938 217,175 2010 486,414 564,650 542,968 541,696 411,168 354,685 327,360 215,785 2010 $107,510 $72,843 $72,785 $72,369 $68,470 $68,372 $67,654 $67,641 $65,755 $65,375 $65,293 $64,697 $51,448 $49,505 2010 3.03% 2.91% 2.71% 2.63% 2.61% 2.51% 2.29% 2.25% 1.92% 1.30% 1.29% 1.13% 2008 3,892 3,336 4,336 2,643 4,261 5,593 5,738 3,957 5,146 4,913 5,753 5,874 6,292 2009 3,014 3,017 3,710 2,776 4,031 5,350 5,585 3,518 4,653 4,408 5,346 4,654 5,582 2000-2015 GrowTh ProjecTions 2000 2015 Moreno Valley 142,381 232,034 Bakersfield 247,057 381,696 Palmdale 116,670 167,974 Lancaster 118,718 167,777 Phoenix 1,321,045 1,734,388 Ontario 158,007 190,263 Santa Clarita 151,088 180,886 Long Beach 461,522 489,254 % 62.97% 54.50% 43.97% 41.32% 31.29% 20.41% 19.72% 6.01% census GrowTh 1990-2000 Moreno Valley 19.9% Bakersfield 29.9% Palmdale 49.4% Lancaster 21.5% Phoenix 33.5% Santa Clarita 23.5% Ontario 17.1% Long Beach 8.3% 2000-2010 esTiMaTe 40.1% 37.2% 30.4% 29.2% 18.7% 12.2% 12.0% 3.3%

aVG. faMily household incoMe 2009 Santa Clarita $118,531 Las Vegas $82,045 Los Angeles $79,130 Palmdale $74,596 Bakersfield $77,273 Long Beach $73,650 Ridgecrest $76,501 Phoenix $75,968 California City $70,401 Lancaster $68,246 Reno $77,938 Rosamond $71,073 Tehachapi $56,142 Tucson $56,684 real esTaTe Tax raTe Arlington, TX Portland, OR Bullhead City, AZ Chandler, AZ Fort Collins, CO Syracuse, NY Mesa, AZ Tucson, AZ Palm Springs San Bernardino Palmdale Lancaster criMe raTe (per 100,000 pop) 2007 CALiForniA Lancaster Palmdale Riverside Ridgecrest Victorville Bakersfield San Bernardino nEVAdA North Las Vegas Reno Las Vegas Metro ArizonA Glendale Phoenix Tempe 5,574 6,550 7,202 4,716 5,103 5,408 4,415 3,761 4,359 2,933 4,481 5,653 6,095 2009 3.03% 2.16% 2.71% 2.63% 2.61% 2.51% 2.29% 2.25% 1.29% 1.29% 1.13%

new/resale house/condo Median Prices % of 2009 2010 chanGe Lancaster $116,750 $130,000 11.35% Palmdale $135,000 $150,000 11.11% California City $59,000 $64,000 8.47% Bakersfield $135,000 $136,000 0.74% Ridgecrest $159,500 $160,000 0.31% Tehachapi $182,000 $170,000 -6.59% Santa Clarita $385,000 $371,500 -3.51% Rosamond $119,000 $115,000 -3.36% Los Angeles (city) $349,000 $345,000 -1.15% Long Beach $300,000 $299,000 -0.33% cosT of doinG business (Kosmont) 2009 2010 Lancaster Low cost Low Cost Palmdale Average Cost Average Cost Indio Average Cost Average Cost Irvine Average Cost Average Cost Tulare High Cost High Cost Riverside High Cost High Cost Long Beach High Cost High Cost San Bernardino Very High Cost High Cost Los Angeles Very High Cost Very High Cost Chandler, AZ Very High Cost Very High Cost Phoenix, AZ Very High Cost Very High Cost Tucson, AZ Very High Cost Very High Cost

(Based on median house price income, interest rate)

housinG affordabiliTy index (%) 2008 86 80 80 72 74 71 75 73 69 77 73 65 62 61 54 76 61 41 29

% chanGe naTional % aboVe/below 2008-09 aVeraGe 09 naTl aVeraGe -22.56% -9.56% -14.44% 5.03% -5.40% -4.34% -2.67% -11.09% -9.58% -10.28% -7.07% -20.77% -11.28% 4,629 4,629 5,119 3,480 4,629 5,119 4,629 4,629 4,629 4,003 5,119 4,003 4,629 -34.89% -34.82% -27.52% -20.23% -12.92% 4.51% 20.65% -24.00% 0.52% 10.12% 4.43% 16.26% 20.59%

firsT TiMe buyer California City Mojave Glendale, AZ Phoenix, AZ Palmdale Lancaster Chandler, AZ Bakersfield Tehachapi Ridgecrest Rosamond Santa Clarita California California Condos Reno, NV Las Vegas, NV Tucson, AZ Long Beach Los Angeles

2009 92 88 88 87 84 83 85 81 77 78 84 69 69 67 60 85 71 50 44

2010 91 89 87 87 83 82 81 81 79 78 76 71 68 68 65 64 64 52 46

Source: Kosmont Rose Institute, CAR, FBI, Claritas, Census, ACCRA, DataQuick, GAVEA.

cosT of liVinG index (%) (accra) 2008 2nd QuarTer New York San Francisco LA-Long Beach San Diego Palm Springs Fresno Riverside Flagstaff Portland Reno, NV Sparks, NV Las Vegas Antelope Valley Bakersfield

220.3% 170.9% 148.1% 135.0% 127.6% 120.5% 119.3% 118.3% 114.5% 112.1% 110.1% 106.3% 104.4% 103.7% ECoNoMIC RoUNDTABLE REPoRT 2011 | 3

ANTEL O P E VA L L E Y C I T I E S
Lancaster
POPuLatIOn 145,875 POPuLatIOn characterIstIcs Median Age 32.5 Spanish Speaking 17.5% POPuLatIOn BY OrIgIn Not Hispanic or Latino Hispanic POPuLatIOn BY race White Alone African American Native American Asian/Pacific Islander Some Other Race Two or More Races

70.8% 29.2%

56.9% 19.6% 0.8% 4.3% 12.7% 5.7%

Newly renovated Lancaster Boulevard.

average FaMILY hOusehOLd IncOMe (cItY) $65,375 93536 $87,139 93535 $57,899 93534 $51,272 PuBLIc saFetY (2009) Crime Rate Per 100,000 U.S. Average 100-250K pop. hOusIng 2010 Median Housing Annual % of Change Affordability Index Housing Units Detached Units Persons per Household Homeowners 3,014 4,629

In less than nine months, the BLVD has been transformed into the heart of the Antelope Valley. This is a place where friends meet, businesses thrive and our community comes together as one. R. Rex Parris, Mayor of the City of Lancaster

2010 MILestOnes

Its Positively Clear


SOLAR LANCASTER | Launched Solar Lancaster, an innovative public-private partnership with SolarCity to provide local businesses and residents with access to affordable solar energy. Sierra Toyota became the first business to take advantage of the program. EXPANDED EDUCATION | Expanded local educational opportunities by establishing an agreement with California State University, Long Beach to offer bachelors programs in engineering at the Lancaster University Center beginning fall 2011. STIMULUS PROGRAM | Implemented the Building Incentive Stimulus Program (BISP), which offers a 20% discount on development fees Citywide and a 30% discount in the downtown area. The program has generated a 38.4% increase in permit issuances in 2010, as well as approximately $51 million in construction and approximately 225 construction jobs. LANCASTER MUSEUM/ART GALLERY | Broke ground on the new facility for the Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery in downtown Lancaster. MOVIE THEATRE/BOOKSTORE/CAFE | Construction began on a combination four-screen movie theater/bookstore and caf in downtown Lancaster, to be completed in spring 2011. LAUNCH OF BLVD ASSOC. | Launch of the new BLVD Association business improvement district to market and promote activities on The BLVD and offer small business assistance to local business. AWARD OF EXCELLENCE | Received the Helen Putnam Award of Excellence in Community Services and Economic Development from the League of California Cities for the Lancaster Economic Stimulus Package, which generated an economic impact of over $123 million. $12 MILLION DRAINAGE CHANNEL | Completed construction enabling the future development of a new Kaiser Permanente facility and the Promenade at Amargosa Creek. DESTINATION LANCASTER | Destination Lancaster, the newlyformed regional visitors bureau, formed a Board of Directors and launched local tourism packages in partnership with area businesses.

$130,00 11.35% 82 49,659 34,313 3.04 62.4%

BLVD TRANSFORMATION PROJECT | Launched and completed construction on a massive $10 million effort to revitalize downtown Lancaster. The project included a complete reconstruction of Lancaster Boulevards streetscape, sidewalk and landscaping. AV CHEVROLET DEALERSHIP | Grand opening of AV Chevrolet dealership in the Lancaster Auto Mall. Combined with a new Subaru dealership, this makes the Lancaster Auto Mall the largest in the region. GLOBAL LANCASTER PROGRAM | To attract new business and investment to Lancaster, this program included: Creating a Chinese-speaking Deputy Mayor position; conducting two trade missions to China; beginning a sister city relationship; and working in partnership with NeoPower, Inc., established the California Green Regional Center to facilitate foreign investment in the Antelope Valley. ENTERPRISE ZONE | Submitted an application for renewal of our regional Enterprise Zone designation together with Los Angeles County and the City of Palmdale. The extensive application was completed in partnership with 34 area stakeholders, including chambers of commerce; local businesses; and nonprofit organizations. 16 NEW BUSINESSES | Grand opening of 16 new businesses on The BLVD and three new restaurants in downtown Lancaster, including BeX; RoShamBo Lounge; Underground Bowl; Simply Spoiled Childrens Boutique; and Bandstand Coffee & Tea. UNIVERSITY OF ANTELOPE VALLEY | Assisted in the expansion of the University of Antelope Valley, Lancasters largest private university. Over 180,250 square feet of space at the facilities formerly known as the Antelope Valley Inn, Park View Middle School, and Wayne Gretzkys Roller Hockey Center and being re-purposed to house classrooms, dorms and a sports center. LANCASTER GRAND PRIX | Hosted the second annual Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix, a special event featuring professional go-kart races on the streets of downtown Lancaster. The event attracts an influx of tourism as part of the Citys Destination Lancaster efforts. This years three day event attracted approximately 35,000 visitors.

educatIOn 91,731 (educational attainment by pop. 25+) No High School Diploma 15.6% High School Graduate 28.5% Some College, no degree 26.6% Associates Degree 9.3% Bachelors Degree 12.5% Masters Degree 5.8% Professional School Degree 1.2% WOrkFOrce (civ employed by Pop. 16+) Architect/Engineer Arts/Entertain/Sports Building Grounds Maint Business Financial Ops Community Soc Svcs Computer/Mathematical Construction/Extraction Edu/Training/Library Farm/Fish/Forestry Food Prep/Serving Health Practitioner/Tec Healthcare Support Maintenance Repair Legal Life/Phys/Soc Science Management Office/Admin Support Production Protective Svcs Sales/Related Personal Care/Svc Transportation/Moving 59,204 3.3% 1.6% 4.0% 4.1% 1.8% 2.1% 7.0% 7.1% 0.2% 5.1% 4.6% 2.6% 4.8% 0.4% 0.5% 7.4% 14.4% 4.5% 4.0% 9.9% 4.4% 6.4%

Elected officials
Mayor r. rex Parris Vice Mayor ronald d. Smith Councilmembers: Ken Mann, Sherry Marquez, Marvin Crist

Contacts
City Manager Mark Bozigian 661/723-6000 Director Economic Development/ Redevelopment (LEDR) Vern Lawson 661/723-6128
Source: City of Lancaster, GAVEA, Claritas Inc., CA-DOF, FBI, dqnews.com

44933 Fern Avenue, Lancaster, CA 93534 661/723-6128 www.cityoflancasterca.org www.colra.org

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PaLMdaLe
POPuLatIOn 152,622 POPuLatIOn characterIstIcs Median Age 29.8 Spanish Speaking 30.6% POPuLatIOn BY OrIgIn Not Hispanic or Latino Hispanic POPuLatIOn BY race White Alone African American Native American Asian/Pacific Islander Some Other Race Two or More Races

56.1% 43.9%

48.4% 17.9% 0.8% 3.7% 23.6% 5.7%

Macys Grand Opening.

average FaMILY hOusehOLd IncOMe (cItY) $72,369 93550 $56,535 93551 $102,910 93552 $71,428 PuBLIc saFetY (2009) Crime Rate Per 100,000 U.S. Average 100-250K pop. hOusIng 2010 Median Housing Annual % of Change Affordability Index Housing Units Detached Units Persons per Household Homeowners 3,017 4,629

The City of Palmdale is an extraordinary partner for retail! They are committed to our community and will do whatever it takes to strengthen the local economy. Michael Scott Cummings General Manager Antelope Valley Mall

A Place to Call Home


2010 MILestOnes
OPENING OF MACYS | Macys opens in the Antelope Valley Mall creating 140 new retail jobs. FRESCO II NEW LOCATION | Fresco II Restaurant and Catering voted #1 Mediterranean restaurant in the Antelope Valley for 2009 and 2010, opens on restaurant row at the Antelope Valley Mall. NEW BUSINESS TO THE AV MALL | Skechers shoes opens in the Antelope Valley Mall and coming soon is a new Yard House Restaurant. RE-OPENING SUPER WAL-MART | Super Wal-Mart celebrates grand re-opening after 3 months of remodeling STATE OF THE ART DENTAL COMPLEX | Snow Orthodontics, Division Street Dental Group and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Implant Center begin construction on their new 13,000 square foot state-of-the-art dental complex. STIMULUS PROGRAM | Palmdales Business Economic Stimulus Program wins 2010 United States Shopping Center MAXI Award AMGEN TOUR HOST | Palmdale served as host City for Stage 6 of the Amgen Tour of California the most difficult leg of the race, 135.3 miles from Palmdale to Big Bear Lake. TNOTS CELEBRATES 10-YR ANNIVERSARY | Palmdales Thursday Night on the Square celebrates 10-year anniversary. WORKSOURCE CENTER | South Valley WorkSource Center scheduled to move into Youth Library building April 2011. ENTERPRISE ZONE | Antelope Valley Enterprise Zone application submitted to State of California for Zone extension. STIMULUS AUTO PROGRAM | Highly successful, award wining Palmdales Best Economic Stimulus Auto Program returns for phase-two. ROBERTSONS REMODEL | Robertsons Honda begins remodel in the Palmdale Auto Mall. PANERA BREAD 2ND LOCATION | Panera Bread opens second location in the new Super Target Center East. PALMDALE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER OPENS | The 37-acre Palmdale Regional Medical Center opens and the new 250,000 square-foot Universal Health Services hospital receives its first patient six minutes after the Emergency Room opened for business. SENIOR HOUSING COMPLEX OPENS | Construction has been completed at the 78-unit Palo Verde Terrace affordable senior housing complex. AWARDED $470,000 GRANT FUNDS | Palmdale received $470,000 in Federal grant funds for the Palmdale Transportation Center and South Valley WorkSource Center. 3RD ANNUAL BUSINESS APPRECIATION BREAKFAST | Palmdales Economic Development Department hosts successful 3rd annual Business Appreciation Breakfast. SUPERIOR GROCERS OPENING IN MARCH | Superior Grocers rehabs old Smith building on Palmdale Boulevard opening scheduled for March 2011. PALMDALE PROSPECTOR | Palmdale launches Palmdale Prospector a free, innovative, interactive Internet based tool that expedites and simplifies the process of business attraction and site selection for expanding and relocating businesses.

$150,000 11.11% 83 46,605 37,030 3.54 72.6%

educatIOn 84,633 (educational attainment by pop. 25+) No High School Diploma 19.9% High School Graduate 28.4% Some College, no degree 27.6% Associates Degree 8.1% Bachelors Degree 11.4% Masters Degree 3.5% Professional School Degree 0.8% Doctoral Degree 0.5% WOrkFOrce (civ employed by Pop. 16+) Architect/Engineer Arts/Entertain/Sports Building Grounds Maint Business Financial Ops Community Soc Svcs Computer/Mathematical Construction/Extraction Edu/Training/Library Farm/Fish/Forestry Food Prep/Serving Health Practitioner/Tec Healthcare Support Maintenance Repair Legal Life/Phys/Soc Science Management Office/Admin Support Production Protective Svcs Sales/Related Personal Care/Svc Transportation/Moving 61,097 2.6% 1.9% 4.7% 3.5% 1.1% 1.7% 7.7% 4.7% 0.2% 5.4% 3.7% 2.1% 5.1% 0.6% 0.2% 8.3% 14.8% 6.3% 3.1% 11.6% 3.7% 7.0%

Elected officials
Mayor James C. Ledford, Jr. Mayor Pro Tem Mike dispenza Councilmembers: Laura Bettencourt, Steven d. Hofbauer, tom Lackey

Contacts
City Manager Stephen H. Williams 661/267-5115 Economic Development Manager (CRA) david B. Walter
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38300 Sierra Highway, Palmdale, CA 93550 www.cityofpalmdale.org

Source: City of Palmdale, GAVEA, Claritas Inc., CA-DOF, CAR, FBI, dqnews.com

caLIFOrnIa cItY
POPuLatIOn 15,014

POPuLatIOn characterIstIcs Median Age 33.1 Spanish Speaking 14.5% POPuLatIOn BY OrIgIn Not Hispanic or Latino Hispanic POPuLatIOn BY race White Alone African American Native American Asian/Pacific Islander Some Other Race Two or More Races average FaMILY hOusehOLd IncOMe cItY 93505 PuBLIc saFetY (2009) Crime Rate Per 100,000 U.S. Average 10-25K pop hOusIng 2010 Median Housing Annual % of Change Affordability Index Housing Units Detached Units Persons per Household Homeowners educatIOn $65,755 $65,837

73.5% 26.5%

60.0% 13.3% 2.2% 4.0% 13.3% 7.2%

The Refurbished Marina Pavilion

3,428 3,327

$64,000 8.47% 91 5,105 3,969 2.81 61.8% 8,796

Located in the High Desert at the northern end of the Antelope Valley, California City with its endless sunshine and humidity free climate is ideally positioned for a commuting workforce to reach Edwards AFB/NASA Dryden, Mojave Air & Space Port, California Correctional Center, Boron and Golden Queen Mines, and Wind Hub Generation, the 7 major employers within East Kern in less than 30 minutes. The 20-acre Business Park at California City Airport, provides the opportunity for new business development to take advantage of its Foreign Trade Zone satellite designation and the many benefits that it provides. California City has an increasing population of approximately 15,000 who have discovered the value of its affordability coupled with its new schools, and outdoor recreational endeavors which make it a popular destination for the off-roading community with over 100,000 visitors during the major holidays. Californias third largest city in land mass with over 203 square miles within its boundaries allows California City the ability to grow to meet virtually every business need. Jim Quiggle, President, California City Economic Development Corporation

Where the Future is Linked to the Past


2010 MILestOnes
45TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION | City celebrates 45th anniversary of incorporation. 250 JOBS BACK IN COMMUNITY | City enters into Intergovernmental Agreement with OFDT and Corrections Corporation of America, returning 250 jobs back to the community. CITY CENTRAL PARK | Upgrades to City Central Park to include fencing, gating, sidewalks, picnic shelters, skate park, Marina Pavilion, bathrooms, lighting, waterfall, and lake water circulation lines. DEDICATIONS | Dedications of Scout Island and Inspiration Walk. PARKS COMMISSION | Establishment of the California City Parks Commission to develop Park Master Plan. RECONSTRUCTION | California City Blvd and Mendiburu Road under reconstruction. BORAX BILL | New Borax Bill Park Police/Fire Command Post & Medical Station OFF ROAD ENTHUSIASTS | 100,000 Off Road Enthusiasts over the Thanksgiving holiday. DESIGN APPROVAL ON CITY ARTS/COMMUNITY CENTER | Architectural design completed and funding approved for the City Arts and Community Center. COMMUNITY SCHOOL | Policing Program established. JOINT USE FACILITY PROGRAM | Mojave School District supports summer youth basketball. OUT FOR BID | Best Western Hotel/Cerro College road designed and bid out. NEW SIGNAL COMPLETED | ARRA Protor Blvd and Signalization Project completed. SENIOR HOUSING BID OUT | Legends Senior Housing Tract designed and first phase bid out. WATER STUDY COMPLETED | Water studies for support of IRWMP formation to include Groundwater Recharge, Salt & Nutrient Plan, Chloramine and Waste Water Treatment Plant Feasibility Studies completed. MUNICIPAL AIRPORT | Aviation Navigational Aids added to Municipal Airport through FAA Grant. California City Studios relocates to Municipal Airport and hosts. FILM FESTIVAL | Mojave Film Festival. CALIFORNIA CITY HIGH SCHOOL | First Senior Class enrolls. NEW WATER BILL | Adopted Water Conservation Billing Model. HOST OF RENAISSANCE FAIR | City hosts 8th annual Renaissance Fair.

(educational attainment by pop. 25+) No High School Diploma 15.8% High School Graduate 26.2% Some College, no degree 34.6% Associates Degree 10.5% Bachelors Degree 8.3% Masters Degree 3.6% Professional School Degree 0.0% Doctoral Degree WOrkFOrce (civ employed by Pop. 16+) Architect/Engineer Arts/Entertain/Sports Building Grounds Maint Business Financial Ops Community Soc Svcs Computer/Mathematical Construction/Extraction Edu/Training/Library Farm/Fish/Forestry Food Prep/Serving Health Practitioner/Tec Healthcare Support Maintenance Repair Legal Life/Phys/Soc Science Management Office/Admin Support Production Protective Svcs Sales/Related Personal Care/Svc Transportation/Moving 1.0% 5,625 5.1% 1.6% 5.6% 2.8% 1.2% 1.6% 6.0% 4.8% 0.3% 6.7% 2.2% 0.7% 7.9% 0.0% 0.9% 7.2% 16.5% 4.6% 7.6% 7.8% 4.0% 5.3%

Elected officials
Mayor Patrick Bohannon Councilmembers: William Smith, nicholas Lessenevitch, Charles McGuire, Edward Fuller

Contacts
City Manager tom Weil 760/373-7170

21000 Hacienda Boulevard California City, CA 93505 661/723-6128 www.californiacity.com

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Source: City of California City, GAVEA, Claritas Inc., CA-DOF, FBI, dqnews.com

rIdgecrest
POPuLatIOn 28,726 POPuLatIOn characterIstIcs Median Age 33.7 Spanish Speaking 11.9% POPuLatIOn BY OrIgIn Not Hispanic or Latino Hispanic POPuLatIOn BY race White Alone African American Native American Asian/Pacific Islander Some Other Race Two or More Races

81.7% 18.3%

76.9% 3.8% 1.3% 4.8% 8.2% 5.0%

average FaMILY hOusehOLd IncOMe (cItY) $67,654 93555 $70,432 PuBLIc saFetY (2009) Crime Rate Per 100,000 U.S. Average 25-50K pop. hOusIng 2010 Median Housing Annual % of Change Affordability Index Housing Units Detached Units Persons per Household Homeowners 2,776 3,480

$160,000 0.31% 78 11,989 7,956 2.59 59.1

Its all about personal service. I enjoy doing business with people I know. We are growing but our business community retains the small town flavor of mutual support and in that way, we provide better customer service. Pat Farris, Publisher of The News Review We like doing business in Ridgecrest because the community is friendly, because they are caring and forgiving and because they are so supportive of our local merchants. Peggy Breeden Owner & Operator of The Swap Meet

educatIOn 15,593 (educational attainment by pop. 25+) No High School Diploma 12.6% High School Graduate 23.9% Some College, no degree 27.0% Associates Degree 12.6% Bachelors Degree 15.5% Masters Degree 6.5% Professional School Degree 0.7% Doctoral Degree 1.2% WOrkFOrce (civ employed by Pop. 16+) Architect/Engineer Arts/Entertain/Sports Building Grounds Maint Business Financial Ops Community Soc Svcs Computer/Mathematical Construction/Extraction Edu/Training/Library Farm/Fish/Forestry Food Prep/Serving Health Practitioner/Tec Healthcare Support Maintenance Repair Legal Life/Phys/Soc Science Management Office/Admin Support Production Protective Svcs Sales/Related Personal Care/Svc Transportation/Moving 10,798 9.8% 2.1% 4.5% 2.7% 1.5% 4.0% 6.6% 4.9% 0.2% 7.3% 3.2% 1.8% 5.2% 0.2% 1.3% 6.7% 13.1% 4.4% 2.9% 8.7% 4.3% 4.9%

The Key to New Horizons


2010 MILestOnes
CHINA LAKE | Completion of over 300 million dollars BRAC con projects at China Lake. CITY MASTER PLAN | Completion of city master plan. COMMITTEE FORMATION | Ridgecrest downtown master plan working committee formation. RIDGECREST BLVD | Revitalization planning. WAL-MART | Supercenter final specific plan approval. NEW BUSINESS | Start up of several small restaurants.

Elected officials
Mayor ronald Carter Mayor Pro Tem Marshall Chip Holloway Councilmembers: Steven Morgan, Jason Patin

Contacts
City Manager Kurt o. Wilson Community & Economic Development Gary Parsons

100 W. California Ave., Ridgecrest, CA 93555 (760) 499-5061 www.ci.ridgecrest.ca.us

Source: City of Ridgecrest, GAVEA, Claritas Inc., CA-DOF, FBI, dqnews.com

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tehachaPI
POPuLatIOn Greater Tehachapi Region 13,886 31,996

POPuLatIOn characterIstIcs Median Age 31.8 Spanish Speaking 19% POPuLatIOn BY OrIgIn Not Hispanic or Latino Hispanic POPuLatIOn BY race White Alone African American Native American Asian/Pacific Islander Some Other Race Two or More Races average FaMILY hOusehOLd IncOMe cItY 93561 PuBLIc saFetY (2009) Crime Rate Per 100,000 U.S. Average 10-25K pop hOusIng 2010 Median Housing Annual % of Change Affordability Index Housing Units Detached Units Persons per Household Homeowners educatIOn $51,448 $72,121

56.2% 43.8%

49.3% 11.5% 1.6% 0.9% 33.7% 3.1%

Loves Travel Stop

3,210 3,327

The City Development and Planning staff was engaged early on and throughout the development process with all the support we needed. The City staff did what they could to help Loves get the answers we needed on the more challenging issues. Loves is happy to be a part of the community today and for many years to come. Greg Love, President Loves Travel Stops & Country Stores, Inc.

The Right Environment for the Right Company


$170,000 -6.59% 79 3,694 2,526 2.70 51.8% 8,796

2010 MILestOnes
LOVES TRAVEL CENTER | Opens for business. WAL-MART | EIR completed and presented to the Planning Commission, approved on January 31, 2011. TEHACHAPI DEPOT | City completes the reconstruction of the historic site and surrounding grounds following the devastating arson fire which destroyed the original structure. BIG 5 SPORTING GOODS | Opens for business occupying an 11,000 square foot suite in the Orchard Shopping Retail Center located within the Tucker Road (SR 202) commercial corridor. According to Big 5 spokesperson the Tehachapi Big 5 experienced the second highest soft opening sales in the companies history. SMART GROWTH PLAN | City completes comprehensive update on the General Plan incorporating smart growth and sustainability principals. Additionally, the General Plan will emphasize design rather than the more typical policy orientated general plan. DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION | City completes Centennial Plaza improvements within the Downtown/Main Street Commercial District adding to the downtown public space improvements already accomplished over the last few years as part of the Citys Downtown revitalization strategy. BALANCED BUDGET | City achieves balanced budget with no layoffs and without tapping into reserves and employees were granted a cost of living increase. RECONSTRUCTION/IMPROVEMENTS | City completes reconstruction of H Street and Mill Street improvements. RECONSTRUCTION | City completes reconstruction of a 2 mile segment of Curry Street from Valley Boulevard to Tehachapi Boulevard. AFFORDABLE LIVING | Global Premier Development commences construction on an 81 unit affordable family apartment complex on the northeast corner of Mill Street and H Street.

(educational attainment by pop. 25+) No High School Diploma 26.0% High School Graduate 35.8% Some College, no degree 23.4% Associates Degree 8.4% Bachelors Degree 4.6% Masters Degree 1.3% Professional School Degree 0.4% Doctoral Degree WOrkFOrce (civ employed by Pop. 16+) Architect/Engineer Arts/Entertain/Sports Building Grounds Maint Business Financial Ops Community Soc Svcs Computer/Mathematical Construction/Extraction Edu/Training/Library Farm/Fish/Forestry Food Prep/Serving Health Practitioner/Tec Healthcare Support Maintenance Repair Legal Life/Phys/Soc Science Management Office/Admin Support Production Protective Svcs Sales/Related Personal Care/Svc Transportation/Moving 115 South Robinson Street Tehachapi, CA 93561 www.tehachapicityhall.com 0.1% 2,666 2.1% 1.4% 3.1% 1.6% 0.9% 1.5% 3.6% 4.7% 2.9% 9.9% 2.8% 0.4% 6.8% 0.0% 0.0% 7.0% 12.4% 4.1% 10.9% 9.0% 4.5% 10.3%

Elected officials
Mayor Ed Grimes Councilmembers: Philip Smith, Shane reed, Linda Vernon, Susan Wiggins

Contacts
City Manager Greg Garrett 661/822-2200, ext 105 Community Devlopment Director david James 661/822-2200, ext. 119 Capital Projects Manager Christopher Kirk 661/822-2200, ext. 104

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Source: City of Tehachapi, GAVEA, Claritas Inc., CA-DOF, FBI, Kern COG, dqnews.com.

Mojave
POPuLatIOn

Home of the Nations First Inland Spaceport


3,395 POPuLatIOn characterIstIcs Median Age 30.1 Spanish Speaking 30.3% POPuLatIOn BY OrIgIn Not Hispanic or Latino Hispanic POPuLatIOn BY race White Alone African American Native American Asian/Pacific Islander Some Other Race Two or More Races average FaMILY IncOMe cItY 93501 hOusIng Homeowners 60% 40% 56% 7% 1% 2% 26% 7% $38,459 $43,350 47% Masters Degree Professional School Degree Doctoral Degree WOrkFOrce (civ employed by Pop. 16+) Architect/Engineer Arts/Entertain/Sports Building Grounds Maint Business/Financial Ops Community/Soc Svcs Computer/Mathematical Construction/Extraction Edu/Training/Library Farm/Fish/Forestry Food Prep/Serving Health Practitioner/Tec Healthcare Support Maintenance Repair Legal Life/Phys/Soc Science Management Office/Admin Support Production Protective Svcs Sales/Related Personal Care/Svc Transportation/Moving 1% 0.5% 0.4% 1,137 2.9% 2.1% 10.4% 0.5% 1.3% 0.5% 9.8% 5.8% 1.1% 9.6% 1.4% 3.4% 7.3% 0.7% 0.0% 2.6% 8.7% 8.1% 3.7% 8.2% 3.9% 8.0%

rosamond
POPuLatIOn

Gateway to Progress
18,762 POPuLatIOn characterIstIcs Median Age 32 Spanish Speaking 28.2% POPuLatIOn BY OrIgIn Not Hispanic or Latino Hispanic POPuLatIOn BY race White Alone African American Native American Asian/Pacific Islander Some Other Race Two or More Races average FaMILY IncOMe cItY 93560 hOusIng Homeowners 62% 38% 61% 9% 1% 4% 19% 6% $64,697 $64,743 65% Masters Degree Professional School Degree Doctoral Degree WOrkFOrce (civ employed by Pop. 16+) Architect/Engineer Arts/Entertain/Sports Building Grounds Maint Business/Financial Ops Community/Soc Svcs Computer/Mathematical Construction/Extraction Edu/Training/Library Farm/Fish/Forestry Food Prep/Serving Health Practitioner/Tec Healthcare Support Maintenance Repair Legal Life/Phys/Soc Science Management Office/Admin Support Production Protective Svcs Sales/Related Personal Care/Svc Transportation/Moving 3% 0.9% 0.4% 7,643 3.3% 1.9% 3.9% 1.9% 1.1% 3.3% 7.2% 3.5% 0.7% 6.5% 3.6% 2.6% 8.6% 0.1% 0.8% 5.1% 17.1% 5.0% 4.0% 9.5% 3.2% 7.2%

educatIOn 2,017 (educational attainment by pop. 25+) No High School Diploma 25% High School Graduate 37% Some College, no degree 26% Associates Degree 5% Bachelors Degree 4%

educatIOn 11,284 (educational attainment by pop. 25+) No High School Diploma 22% High School Graduate 28% Some College, no degree 30% Associates Degree 8% Bachelors Degree 7%

rural Communities of the Greater Antelope Valley


2000 census Green Valley Acton Bear Valley Springs Lake Communities Quartz Hill Inyokern Stallion Springs 1,859 2,390 4,232 2,828 9,890 984 1,522 2008 esTiMaTe 2,226 7,517 4,820 10,854 2,268 2,746 2010 esTiMaTe 1,721 2,514 5,256 11,093 823 2,394 2010 aVeraGe faMily household incoMe $144,011 $117,500 $100,530 $90,911 $72,210 $68,260 Golden Hills Randsburg Littlerock Boron North Edwards Edwards Lake Los Angeles 2000 census 6,401 77 1,402 2,025 1,227 5,909 11,523 2008 esTiMaTe 7,707 298 11,588 1,794 1,086 4,773 11,890 2010 esTiMaTe 7,965 66 1,453 1,670 1,039 4,493 11,665 2010 aVeraGe faMily household incoMe $73,551 $70,515 $70,114 $53,099 $54,431 $57,770 $55,272

Source: City of Mojave, City of Rosamond, Claritas Inc., GAVEA, CA-DOF, ECoNoMIC RoUNDTABLE REPoRT 2011 | 9

GREAT E R A N T E L O P E VA L L E Y EMPL OY M E N T B Y I N D U S T RY S E C T O R
2010 largest emPloyers ComPany # of emPloyees
Edwards Air Force Base China Lake Navel Weapons County of Los Angeles Lockheed Martin Palmdale School District Antelope Valley Hospital Northrop Grumman AV Union High School District California Correctional Institute Tehachapi Bank of America Wal-Mart (5) Antelope Valley Mall California State Prison-Los Angeles County Lancaster School District Antelope Valley College Kaiser Permanente Boeing Westside School District Rio Tinto Palmdale Regional Hospital Lancaster Regional Med. Center Rite Aid Distribution Center Albertsons (6) Sierra Sands School District Starwood Home Depot (4) High Desert Health System Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Tehachapi Unified School District Eastside School District Deluxe Checks Scaled Composites Keppel School District South Kern School District High Desert Medical Group Lowes (3) Mojave Unified School District Southern California Edison Lance Campers Cerro Coso College City of Lancaster Costco Michaels Distribution Center SYGMA Muroc School District City of Palmdale Delta Scientific California City Correctional Facility Antelope Valley Press Acton-Agua Dulce School District Sams Club U.S. Pole Senior Systems Technologies Wilsona SD Best Buy BAE-Mojave total
Source: EDD, CSUN, GAVEA, SFVERC.

10,610 6734 3953 3100 2739 2722 2611 2054 1911 1846 1821 1800 1624 1415 1221 850 840 764 738 735 715 640 617 590 510 506 503 475 464 420 406 381 370 360 345 331 299 297 290 286 280 258 230 227 225 204 200 191 187 182 172 150 150 129 125 120 61,923

HIGHLIGHTS : 2010 A NTELOPE VALLEY L ABOR MARKET STUDY


IMPOrtant antIcIPated cuLturaL changes and OPPOrtunItIes As the youngest generation becomes adults and enter the workforce, the Antelope Valley region will look very different than today. Hispanic or Latino individuals will soon make up 58% of the community, African Americans will make up 22% and Caucasian residents will make up 14%. Asian, Pacific Islander, Filipino, and American Indian populations will remain close to their current proportions. educatIng anteLOPe vaLLeYs WOrk FOrce More than 100,000 K-12 students are educated each day in the Antelope Valley Region. Of these, 81% live in Los Angeles County and 19% live in Kern County. Antelope Valley educators and leaders are working to build a strong bilingual work force. In 2009, about 17% of the districts total enrollment participated in the Gifted and Talented Program. LaBOr FOrce PrOFILe The labor force in Antelope Valley is not dominated by one or two industries. The skills and experience found in the region are well distributed between the management/professional (30%), production/agriculture/transportation (25%), and sales/service industries (44%). Traditional white collar employees make up 55% of the Antelope Valley workforce. WOrk FOrce cOMMuters The average daily commute times for Palmdale and Lancaster workers are 89 minutes and 67 minutes, respectively. The average daily commute for AV communities in Kern County is 52 minutes. Nearly 71,000 workers travel into Greater Los Angeles from the Antelope Valley each day. Approximately 63,000 workers from Palmdale/Lancaster sub-region spend at least an hour each day on the road; of those, 38,000 spend two or more hours commuting. InterdePendence OF cItIes WIthIn the regIOn During 2008, 3,000 Lancaster working residents were employed in Palmdale while, 5,500 Palmdale working residents were employed in Lancaster. In all, 42% of Lancaster and 53% of Palmdale working residents commuted to the Greater Los Angeles area. For more details on Antelope Valleys labor force, see www.aveconomy.org/index.cfm?page=Studies.

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los angeles County anteloPe Valley emPloyment industry by seCtor 2009 Federal Government State Government Local Government Agriculture and Mining Utilities Construction Manufacturing Wholesale Trade Retail Trade Transportation and Warehousing Mgmnt of Companies and Enterprises & Admin and Support and Waste Mgmnt and Remediation Services Information Finance and Insurance Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Educational Services Health Care and Social Assistance Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Accommodation and Food Services Other Services total emPloyment 1,641 666 7,729 506 6,980 5,445 73,201 2,351 926 3,064 911 384 2,101 13,980 600 326 3,337 8,011 1,093 11,070 2,080

Quarterly 2009:Q2 387 2,162 14,547 561 329 3,367 7,984 1,093 11,009 2,080 2010:Q2 374 2,061 14,212 634 330 3,142 8,144 1,088 10,819 2,159

2,531 944 3,031 899 1,597 653 7,733 555 7,052 5,404 73,918

2,018 903 2,965 832 1,641 719 8,233 646 7,426 4,874 73,222

Kern County anteloPe Valley emPloyment industry by seCtor 2009 Federal Government State Government Local Government Agriculture and Mining Utilities Construction Manufacturing Wholesale Trade Retail Trade Transportation and Warehousing Mgmnt of Companies and Enterprises & Admin and Support and Waste Mgmnt and Remediation Services Information Finance and Insurance Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Educational Services Health Care and Social Assistance Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation Accommodation and Food Services Other Services total emPloyment total emPloyement - aV
Source: EDD, CSUN, GAVEA, SFVERC.

Quarterly 2009:Q2 1,083 2,136 3,621 837 336 568 2,040 313 2,316 526 2010:Q2 984 2,046 3,476 851 366 473 2,129 195 2,197 325 1,067 2,080 3,390 841 336 552 2,045 301 2,269 517

1,045 172 457 265 2,506 145 1,409 386 2,003 811 22,597 95,798

1,107 179 461 264 2,504 143 1,418 399 2,062 826 23,139 97,056

835 164 421 245 2,952 176 1,346 386 2,022 713 22,300 95,523

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THE C O S T O F D O I N G B U S I N E S S
legend 1 cost rating Cities that charge low fees and charges Cities that charge average fees and charges Cities that charge high fees and charges 4 5 6 2 3 charges Gross receipts Tax indicates rate of utility users Tax, if applicable. no indicates that the city does not charge this tax business tax rate comparison per $1,000 in receipts Property Tax sales Tax Very low cost The lowest possible rating for city fees and charges low cost average cost high cost

Very high cost Cities that charge the highest fees and charges *Annual tax for the first $10 million in receipts or the first 100 employees.

antelope Valley Lancaster Unicorporated Kern Palmdale

2 No No Yes

3 No 0% No

4 $0.002% N/A .006-.030%

5 1.13% 1.40% 1.29%

6 9.75% 8.25% 9.75%

Low Cost Low Cost Average Cost

los angeles basin Whittier Long Beach Los Angeles

High Cost High Cost Very High Cost

Yes No Yes

5.00% 5.00% 5-10%

.001-.020% .011-.273% .11-55%

1.10% 1.15% 1.19%

9.75% 9.75% 9.75%

The Kosmont Rose Insitute of State and Local Government surveyed over 413 cities across the nation with population over 100,000. The goal was to provide information about the costs required to operate a business in the various cities. The results classified the cities into five different classes ranging from Very Low to Very High Cost. The study compares a number of costs imposed by local government, such as: gross receipt taxes, utility taxes, property taxes, sales tax, state income tax, fees, and other costs that may apply. Listed in the report are the 2010 ratings for Lancaster and Palmdale along with a comparison to other popular business locations. Of the 72 cities surveyed in Los Angeles County, 18 cities have Cost Ratings in the lowest two brackets; of these, only 3 cities are in the lowest bracket All of the least expensive cities identified in the report are located west of the Mississippi River.

san bernardino Redlands Fontana San Bernardino riverside Indio Riverside Palm Springs

High Cost Very High Cost Very High Cost

Yes Yes Yes

No 5.00% 7.75%

.025-.3% .025-.35% .025-.52%

1.25% 1.29% 1.30%

8.75% 8.75% 9.00%

Average Cost High Cost High Cost

Yes Yes No

5.00% 6.50% 5.00%

0.02% .007-.08% .003-.005%

1.12% 1.09% 1.92%

8.75% 8.75% 8.75%

Central Valley Bakersfield Tulare Stockton

Low Cost High Cost Very High Cost

Yes Yes Yes

No 7.00% 6.00%

.002-.065% .00-.035% .025-.2%

1.15% 1.00% 1.15%

8.25% 9.25% 9.00%

Various Arlington, TX Fort Collins, Co El Paso, TX City of Davis, CA Lincoln, NE Sacramento, CA Phoenix, AZ Portland, OR Tucson, AZ Chandler, AZ Bullhead City, AZ

Average Cost Average Cost Average Cost High Cost High Cost Very High Cost Very High Cost Very High Cost Very High Cost Very High Cost Very High Cost

No No No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No

7.50% 3% 2.5-8.25% 0 5-6% 7.50% 9-11% 5-7.5% 2% 9.00% 7.6-10.8%

0 0 0.00% .06-.18% 0 .015-04% Various 0.36% .005-2% .001-1.5% 0.002%

3.03% 2.61% 3.18% 1.04% 2.05% 1.1300% 1.82% 2.29% 2.25% 2.63% 2.71%

8.00% 7.55% 8.25% 8.75% 7.00% 8.75% 9.30% 0.00% 8.10% 8.80% 7.85%

Source: Kosmont-Rose Institute, GAVEA

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ANTEL O P E VA L L E Y E N T E R P R I S E Z O N E
The Enterprise Zone is a California Income Tax Incentive Program. Covers approximately 61 square miles and encompasses industrial and commercial property in Palmdale, Lancaster and unincorporated Los Angeles County. Carries refund potential for companies currently residing in the zone and reduced or eliminated state income tax opportunities prospectively for businesses located in the zone. Five different tax incentives available: 1. HIRING CREDIT A business may save up to $37,444, per employee, in state income taxes, over five years; 2. SALES AND USE TAX CREDIT On the purchase of up to $1 million of qualified manufacturing equipment, corporations up to $20 million; 3. BUSINESS EXPENSE DEDUCTION Partial cost of certain property may be deducted immediately as a business expense; 4. NET INTEREST DEDUCTION FOR LENDERS A deduction from income on loans made to a trade or business in the zone. 5. NET OPERATING LOSS CARRYOVER Individual or corporations that show a net operating loss from doing business within the Zone may be able to carry that loss over to future years to reduce future tax liability. hiring Vouchers issued average hourly wage number of Participating employers Potential savings over 5 years

FOREIGN TRADE ZONE (FTZ)


PaLMdaLe/caLIFOrnIa cItY/MOjave
The Foreign Trade Zone encompasses sites in the City of Palmdale and California City. The Mojave Airport offers international traders, importers, and exporters outstanding opportunities to take advantage of special customs privileges. These incentives can lower barriers to trade, improve cash flow, and reduce or eliminate duty rates for goods. Companies that locate with the FTZ may qualify for special financial incentives such as: Paying no duties on labor, overhead, or profit from FTZ operations Enjoying substantially discounted cargo rates Deferring Harbor Maintenance fees Re-exporting materials duty-free Adding value to the goods without affecting the assessed value Eliminating delays in customs clearance and duty drawback procedures And many more incentives and benefits as well If you import goods or materials for your business, please contact David Walter, Economic Development Manager for the City of Palmdale 661/267-5125.

sOuth vaLLeY WOrksOurce center, PaLMdaLe, caLIFOrnIa


The South Valley WorkSource Center, which was opened in October 2005, provides a host of services to both employers and employees. services for businesses include: No-cost job postings both locally and via the Internet using our searchable on-line job bank No-cost job fair registration Customized recruiting to help you fill positions quickly Skills assessments of potential candidates to ensure they meet your criteria On-the-job and pre-employment training Conference rooms and privates offices for interviews, trainings, orientations, etc. Business Incentive Information Business Advisory Council membership Antelope Valley Enterprise Zone Vouchering services for the job seeker include: One-on-one career counseling Employment preparation workshops Special training programs Job and career fairs Computers, printers, copy machines, fax, phones, and scanner Job leads and referrals Supportive services Please contact the South Valley WorkSource Center at 661/265-7421 for more information or visit us at 1817 E. Ave. Q, Unit A-12 or www.cityofpalmdale.org/svwc.

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total*

953 888 2,041 326 1,044 1,783 1,371 1,454 1,620 2,326 16,005

$11.52 $7.71 $9.46 $10.57 $9.90 $9.71 $9.77 $12.33 $11.08 $10.4 n/a

67 68 120 43 128 176 185 152 169 194 1,480

$27,860,002 $28,037,712 $64,442,534 $10,293,124 $32,963,256 $56,296,442 $48,122,100 $54,437,760 $60,652,800 $87,085,440 $528,253,592

*Totals from 1997-2010 The chart illustrates the actual number of AV Employers utilizing the Enterprise Zone hiring benefits since 2000 demonstrating the potential savings. There are a number of EZ tax benefits companies could be using other than the hiring tax credit that we are not able to track.

ManuFacturIng BusIness WIth 10 eMPLOYees yr. sales & use Tax credit hiring credit cumulative Total Year 1 (2011) Year 2 (2012) Year 3 (2013) Year 4 (2014) Year 5 (2015) $97,500 $124,800 $99,840 $74,880 $49,920 $24,960 $222,300 $322,140 $397,020 $446,940 $471,900

WOrksOurce caLIFOrnIa anteLOPe vaLLeY OnestOP career center, Lancaster, caLIFOrnIa


The WorkSource California Antelope Valley One-Stop Career Center offers an array of services to both employers and job seekers. services include: Recruiting and screening of applicants Skills assessments Support for job fairs and open houses Referrals to training providers for occupational skills training and customized training programs No fee internet-based automated system to place job openings Access to job leads Computers, telephones, copiers and fax machines Job seeking workshops Resume creation Veterans Services Youth Services Job Clubs For more information contact the WorkSource California Antelope Valley One-Stop Career Center at 661/726-4128 or visit us at 1420 West Avenue I, in Lancaster or go to www.av.worksource.ca.gov.

Assumptions: Company is a corporation. Qualifying equipment purchased. Ten eligible full-time employees hired 1st year. Maximum 2008 hiring benefit applied ($12/hr.) Sales tax rate is 8.25%

ManuFacturIng BusIness WIth 100 eMPLOYees sales & use Tax credit Year 1 (2011) Year 2 (2012) Year 3 (2013) Year 4 (2014) Year 5 (2015) Year 6 (2016) Potential Carryover $195,000 $97,500 hiring credit $936,000 $1,060,800 $811,200 $561,600 $312,000 $62,400 cumulative Total $1,131,000 $2,289,300 $3,100,500 $3,662,100 $3,974,100 $4,036,500

Assumptions: Company is a corporation. Qualifying equipment purchased 1st year is $2 million. Qualifying equipment purchased 2nd year is $1 million. 75 eligible full-time employees hired 1st year, 25 eligible full-time employees hired 2nd year. Maximum 2008 hiring benefit applied ($12/hr.). Sales Tax rate is 9.75%. This example is intended as an illustration of the potential savings to businesses located within the Enterprise Zone. It is recommended that you obtain professional advice to determine the potential benefits.

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NEW B U S I N E S S L O A NS A N D L I C E N S E S
In L.A. County, approximately 71% of the businesses have five (5) or fewer employees with approximately 82% of the businesses having ten (10) or fewer employees. In an effort to measure the economic growth and monitor the inflow of capital into the area, the following chart has been prepared. Under the Community Reinvestment Act, the Federal Reserve requires certain banks to report business loans which are tracked on a census tract basis. The following chart is a summation of the report for the Antelope Valley.

2009 reported business loans under $1 million in the antelope Valley 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 % of Change 2008-2009 $100,000 or less Number of loans Amount (in millions) greater than $100,000 but less than $250,000 Number of loans Amount (in millions greater than $250,000 but less than 1 million Number of loans Amount (in millions) total Number of loans Amount (in millions) loans to firms with revenues less than $1 million Number of loans Amount (in millions) 4,065 $66 5,989 $106 6,909 $112 3,777 $61 1,450 $38 -61.6% -37.6% 8,692 $131 16,392 $207 16,930 $226 12,120 $159 4,364 $86 -64.0% -45.8% 58 $28 97 $55 97 $48 63 $33 48 $25 -23.8% -25.0% 97 $16 91 $16 119 $21 84 $14 61 $10 -27.4% -30.0% 8,537 $87 16,204 $137 16,714 $157 11,973 $111 4,255 $51 -64.5% -54.1%

liCensed business
6,259 2006 6,093 6,223 6,181 5,595 6,054 2009 5,025 6,013 5,704 5,688 LANCASTER PALMDALE

2007

2008

2010

Source: City of Lancaster, City of Palmdale, SFVERC.

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T H E C O M M U N I T Y A D VA N TA G E A N D SMALL LOAN PROGRAMS


The Small Business Administration has announced the release of two new programs to help spur business lending. The Community Advantage and Small Loan Advantage programs are aimed at increasing the number of lower-dollar SBA 7(a) loans going to small businesses and entrepreneurs in underserved communities. Both programs will offer a streamlined application process for SBA-guaranteed 7(a) loans up to $250,000. These loans will come with the regular 7(a) government guarantee, 85 percent for loans up to $150,000 and 75 percent for those greater than $150,000. Small Loan Advantage will be available to the 630 financial institutions across the country in the agencys Preferred Lender Program (PLP). Under PLP, which includes most of the agencys highest volume lenders, SBA delegates the final credit decisions to lenders. The SBA through the Community Advantage loan program will expand the points of access small business owners have for getting loans by opening SBAs 7(a) loan program to mission-focused financial institutions, including Community Development Financial Institutions, Certified Development Companies and non-profit micro lending intermediaries. Community Advantage will leverage the experience these institutions already have in lending to minority, women-owned and start-up companies in economically challenged markets, along with their management and technical assistance expertise, to help make their borrowers successful. For further information see: http://www.sba.gov/content/sba-announces-newinitiatives-aimed-increasing-lending-underserved-communities The SBA 504 Loan Program is still available and has enjoyed great success in the past and has enabled business owners to purchase or build a facility and thereby take advantage of the many benefits of building ownership. Unlike most conventional bank financing, the SBA 504 program offer up to 90% financing fully amortized over 20 years with below market fixed interest rates.

MANU FA C T U R E Y O U R W I N D O R S O L A R E N ERGY EQUIPMENT IN C A L I F O R N I A S R E N E WA B L E E N E R G Y CAPITAL


The Tehachapi Pass, located just two hours north of Los Angeles in TehachapiMojave wind resource area, is one of the worlds largest producers of windgenerated electricity. The area boasts of more than 5,000 wind turbines, producing 1.3 terawatt hours each year. In association with BYD and the City of Lancaster, KB Home in its Alamosa community began construction on a new earth-friendly prototype home in late March 2010 utilizing BYDs solar, battery, and LED Lighting systems. The home was built to the Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) ENERGY STAR guidelines and includes many earth-friendly features. BYD provided renewable energy-related materials, including solar panels, energy storage batteries, and LED energy-saving lights. KB Home also installed an electric vehicle outlet to demonstrate the homes ability to charge BYDs F3DM and e6 electric vehicles, which were on display at the home. Kern County continues to lead the way in renewable energy generation with over 34 projects in the permitting process or completed with the capacity to generate just under 7,300 MWs. LA County has 5 projects in the permitting or approved process with a total capacity of 800 MWs. The Greater Antelope Valley, located in Los Angeles and Kern Counties, is well on its ways to becoming the cradle for production of renewable electricity for Southern California. 8,000 MWs, a combine total of projects approved or in process in Kern and LA Counties, is enough capacity to generate power for 1,600,000 to 2,400,000 housing units depending upon the air conditioning load. The number of housing units estimated to be in the Antelope Valley are 170,250 units; which means, that the current projects could supply 10 to 15 times the number of housing units located in the Antelope Valley. To be stated another way: There are an estimated 1,720,433 detached housing units in LA County, and all could be supplied power by the current projects approved or in process in the Greater Antelope Valley. Carrying on the tradition of innovation and cities friendly to business, Palmdale continues to work on the approval application to build a 570-megawatt hybrid power plant; while Lancaster is also working with SolarCity to install 2.5 megawatts of new solar capacity across six different City sites including City Hall, Clear Channel Stadium and the Lancaster Performing Arts Center. The Greater Antelope Valley continues to raise the bar for technological and innovate development; first with many notable first accomplishments in aerospace, and now many firsts in renewable energy. The Greater Antelope Valley is an ideal location for green technology and renewable energy; that is why such companies as eSolar, Nextlight/First Solar, SempraGeneration, Element Power, Beautiful Earth, enXco, Terra-Gen, Renewable Resources, Fotowatio Renewable, to name a few, have made the Antelope Valley their destination of choice. www.windsolarcalifornia.com www.aveconomy.org
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MOTIO N P I C T U R E A N D T E L E V I S I O N P R O D UCTION
A total of 252 projects were filmed or photographed in the Antelope Valley generating an estimated economic impact of $8 million. Accounting for 18% of the revenues were commercials such as ESPN, Verizon, American Express, Cars.Com, Samsung, Choice Hotels, IBM, MacDonalds, and Victory Motorcycles. Powered by economic recovery, a surge of car commercials returned for the long stretches of road and beautiful weather which included Cadillac, Mercedes, Ford, Toyota, Hyundai, and BMW. Additional commercials featured On Star, Progressive Insurance, Fosters Beer, Target, Optic 2000, Staples, Pepsi, and LOreal. Television production showed a slight increase over last year with the help of popular drama series such as The Closer, Big Love, Medium, Melrose Place, Bones, The Event, and Entourage. Reality series included 1000 Ways To Die, Operation Repo, How Do I Look, and Hoarders. TV Pilots included Through New Eyes and Stuck With Hackett. The States film tax credit program attributed to an increase in feature film production. Taking advantage of the incentive program, Faster starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson spent two weeks filming in the high desert. Other features included The Apparition, Somewhere, and The Book of Eli. On location filming contributes to the local economy generating substantial tax revenues for city and county governments, including sales tax, permit fees and transient occupancy taxes. The AVFO will continue to look at conventional and innovative ways to attract additional film and television production and the associated benefits in terms of jobs and economic growth. The Antelope Valley Film Office supports a sophisticated website www.avfilm.com showcasing the Greater Antelope Valley filming locations. Users can be linked to a number of city pages, businesses, locations, and crew. services Provided: Scouting/permit coordination Specialized technical support On-location problems solved efficiently around the clock Contact the Antelope Valley Film Office at 661/723-6090 or 661/510-4231

AGRICULTURE AND THE ANTELOPE VALLEY

California remained the No. 1 state in cash farm receipts in 2009, with its $34.8 billion in revenue representing 12.3 percent of the U.S. total. The state accounted for 16.5 percent of national receipts for crops, and 6.5 percent of the U.S. revenue for livestock and livestock products.
los angeles County information Value of agricultural production, 2009: $189,560,000 (state ranking: 32nd) toP fiVe CroPs, by Value, 2009: Woody Ornamentals Vegetable Crops Bedding Plants Nursery Products Fruits & Nuts $71,698,100 $29,639,000 $24,549,000 $15,415,000 $13,009,000

Still Photography

36%

Features

9%

Miscellaneous

16%

Television

14%

County agriCultural Commissioner 12300 Lower Azusa Rd., Arcadia, CA 91006 Phone: (626) 575-5451 Fax: (626) 350 -3243 Web site: acwm.co.la.ca.us u.C. CooPeratiVe extension County farm adVisor 4800 E. Cesar E. Chavez Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90022 Phone: (323) 260-2267 Fax: (323) 260 -5208 Web site: celosangeles.ucdavis.edu E-mail: celosangeles@ucdavis.edu u.s. dePartment of agriCulture serViCe Center 44811 N. Date Ave., Ste. B, Lancaster, CA 93534 -3152 Phone: (661) 942-9549 Fax: (661) 942 -5503

Music Videos

7%

Commercials

18%

Source: Antelope Valley Film Office, LA Agricultural Report.

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ANTE L O P E VA L L E Y S A E R O S PA C E C O M M U NITY

ICON Aircraft located in Tehachapi, California.

sCaled ComPosites Scaled Composites, LLC, is an aerospace and specialty composites development company located in Mojave, California. Founded in 1982 by Burt Rutan, Scaled has broad experience in air vehicle design, tooling, and manufacturing, specialty composite structure design, analysis and fabrication, and developmental flight test. On October 4, 2004, SpaceShipOne rocketed into history, becoming the first private manned spacecraft to exceed an altitude of 328,000 feet twice within the span of a 14 day period, thus claiming the ten million dollar Ansari X-Prize. nasa NASA Dryden Flight Research Center signed a 20-year lease for 16 acres of land owned by Los Angeles World Airports as a base for its five environmental and space science aircraft. This is an economic boast to the region as aerospace industry tends to be higher paying, white collar positions. One job at an aerospace company can create two-and-a half to four jobs elsewhere in the community. About 150 civilian and contract employees have been transferred to Palmdale. Add in visiting scientists whose experiments are aboard the planes and the number can grow to up to 200 at any given time when fully operational. boeing Boeing is the worlds leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft. The Boeing team at Palmdale-Edwards Air Force Base has about 850 employees and provides products and services for NASA and the Department of Defense with an average pay of around $56,115 for plant workers.

loCKheed martin Lockheed Martin Corporation, an advanced technology company, was formed in March 1995 with the merger of two of the worlds premier technology companies, Lockheed Corporation and Martin Marietta Corporation. Lockheed Martin is the largest defense contractor in the Antelope Valley with over 3,700 employee. It is estimate that for every job at Lockheed, it creates and additional 3-4 indirect and induced jobs for the local economy. northroP grumman Northrop Grumman Corporation, as Californias largest employer, has a local workforce of 2,100 employees and is a $31.5 billion global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide. *mojaVe air and sPaCe Port Mojave Air and Space Port is home to 47 companies performing various transportation related development, maintenance or research projects from Rail, Air & Space to soft tire. We have 14 space related firms, two of which have won XPrize events over the past five years. One for development of a Lunar Lander and the other for development of SpaceShipOne and now SpaceShipTwo. We have a company which has tested more rocket motors this century than any other firm on earth and has flown more man rated rocket powered craft than the rest of the world.

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HOTEL /I N D U S T R I A L
lanCaster
Lancaster welcomed two Hilton brand hotels, a 92-room Homewood Suites and 85-room Hampton Inn at Front Row Center. Also welcomed the 94-room Spring Hill Suites Marriott brand hotel along the 14 Freeway and West Avenue J-12. A 48,000 square foot medical office building completed at J-8 and 25th West.

lanCaster Lancaster currently offers 20 hotels that provide more than 1,000 rooms to accommodate business travelers from across the U.S. and to support the regions large sports tourism industry which includes the James C. Gilley National Soccer Center and Big 8 Softball Complex. There are also a handful of additional hotel projects in the development process which will add several hundred additional hotel rooms and meeting space in Lancaster. Industrial opportunities are also plentiful, with over 6.1 square feet of industrial space. Major occupiers include distribution centers for Rite Aid, Michaels and Sygma. Other highlights include new renewable energy projects in Lancaster. Two of the larger projects include Beautiful Earth Group s 38MW solar energy facility and First Solars AV Solar Ranch One which will consist of a 230MW facility on 2,100 acres. Together with eSolar s 5MW facility, these projects are quickly earning Lancaster a reputation as the Alternative Energy Capital of the World. 2010 also marked the groundbreaking and completion of The BLVD Transformation project, a $10 million effort to restore Lancasters downtown area to a vibrant urban core. The project included a streetscape redesign, re-branding effort, and the re-formation of the downtown business improvement district. This revitalization attracted 19 new businesses, resulting in the re-purposing of over 32,350 square feet of commercial space. Palmdale With a population of 152,622, Palmdale is the sixth largest of 88 cities in Los Angeles County. With an average household income of $74,379, Palmdale residents have discretionary income that attracts new retail chains and restaurant owners. New businesses that opened in the City of Palmdale include Patton Steel, DeVry University, Sierra Medical Group, Community Therapies, Michael Anthony Spa, San Angelos Spa, Fresco II restaurant and catering, Mana Asian restaurant, Ginos Italian restaurant, Shakeys Pizza, Sonora Steakhouse and La Casa Rustica. In addition, the Redevelopment Agency provided funds to rehab a vacant building in the Antelope Valley Mall that is now home to a brand new 110,000 square foot Macys department store. The Palmdale Regional Medical Center opened in the foothills overlooking the Trade & Commerce Center with 127 beds and four surgical units and plans to expand before the end of 2011. Adjacent to the hospital is two 60,000 square foot medical office buildings available for lease. The new 7-story, 150-suite full service Embassy Suites Hotel opened and the City continues efforts to develop a 77,160 square foot conference center on the adjacent property. Over 218,000 square-feet of Class A medical and professional office building space is currently available for lease or purchase in the Trade and Commerce Center. The 120-acre Fairway Business Park is considered the premier business park in the Antelope Valley. Fairway Business Park is home to many prominent businesses, including Delta Scientific Corporation, U.S. Pole Company, Patton Steel, Industrial Lock & Hardware and FedEx Ground Distribution Center. Nine buildto-suit lots remain available in the Park, totaling nearly 35-acres.

Palmdale
Embassy Suites Palmdale opened the seven-story upscale, full-service, all suites hotel featuring 150-suites and 3,032 square feet of meeting space, to include: an indoor pool and spa, a full service bar and Fourteen Restaurant for evening meals. Snow Orthodontics, Division Street Dental Group and the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Implant Center continue construction on their new 13,000 square foot state-ofthe-art building. When complete the dental complex will feature four suites that will provide a wide range of dental services

Palmdale-Embassy Suites

Lancaster

total space

space available 122,543 421,839 544,382 space available 148,015 571,894 719,909 675,640 1,395,549

Businesses of all sizes often need help when dealing with federal, state and local regulations and the City offers assistance by managing the Antelope Valley Enterprise Zone and Foreign-Trade Zone. In order to make the Enterprise Zone even easier for Palmdale businesses and employees to use we began offering enterprise zone vouchering at the South Valley WorkSource Center. Also, business professionals from the Small Business Development Center provide no cost one-on-one business consulting and no- and low-cost business training on a regular basis in office space at the South Valley WorkSource Center. The City held the third annual business appreciation breakfast to provide important information about business programs and resources to local businesses. Presentations featured the Antelope Valley Enterprise Zone, Palmdale Business Watch Program, South Valley Worksource Center, the Small Business Development Center and recycling programs by Waste Management.

Single Tenant Space 4,610,316 Multi Tenant Space 2,558,936 total space 7,169,252 total space

Palmdale

Single Tenant Space 893,758 Multi Tenant Space 1,698,899 Sub Total Space Special Use* total space 2,592,657 7,107,538 9,700,195

In 2009, GAVEA completed an update of the Industrial Base and Vacancy Report that was released to the public in November, 2009. The report may be reviewed on the GAVEA website at www.aveconomy.org. The purpose of the report was to identify available industrial land and buildings in Palmdale and Lancaster; and, to assist GAVEA in its Marketing Outreach of attracting wealth-creating businesses to the region. This effort continues to be a major focus of GAVEA and its community partners reaching over 12,500 businesses over the last two and one-half years. It also included 4 wins equaling an estimated total investment of $5.5 Billion with 900 construction and 110 permanent jobs.

*Special use buildings are generally not dividable and deemed suited for special purpose

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BUSIN E S S / I N D U S T R I A L PA R K S
lanCaster
fox field industrial Corridor Location: Avenue H west of State Highway 14 Total Acreage: 5,000 Zoning: Medium/Light Industrial north lancaster industrial Center Location: Avenue H and Division St. Total Acreage: 240 Zoning: Heavy Industrial lancaster business Park Location: Business Park and K-8 Total Acreage: 240 Zoning: Specific Plan enterprise business Park Location: Sierra Hwy and Avenue K-8 Total Acreage: 74.02 Zoning: Office/Light Industrial/Retail north Valley industrial Center Location: Avenue H-8 and Ave I Total Acreage: 84.72 Zoning: Heavy Industrial sierra business Park Location: 10th West and Avenue M-4 Total Acreage: 30 Zoning: Commercial sierra gateway Park Location: Ave 0-8 and Sierra Hwy Total Acreage: 133 Zoning: Commercial

recen T indus Trial ProjecT s


lanCaster
north Valley industrial Center Grand Opening of eSolars Sierra SunTower a 5MW solar thermal demonstration facility, located on 90+ acres on Avenue G between Sierra Highway and Division Street. southern amargosa industrial area Toneman Development Corporation completed of 3 industrial warehouse buildings totaling 55,353 sq. ft. 17,820 SF multiple tenant building was completed on 12th Street West, adjacent Highway 14 lancaster business Park Construction was completed on a 23,290 sq. ft. industrial building on Gingham Avenue. fox field Corridor Opening of the new National Guard Armory training center, adjacent to the Fox Field Business Park , that is approximately 40,000 sq. ft.

California City
airport business Park Location: California City Municipal Airport Total Acreage: 40 Zoning: Industrial and M1

mojaVe
mojave airport Location: SR 58 and Flight Line Total Acreage: 3,300 Zoning: Industrial and Airport Uses

ridgeCrest
ridgecrest business Park Location: China Lake Blvd. & Ward Avenue Total Acreage: 63 Zoning: Professional/Light Industrial ridgecrest industrial Park Location: West Ridgecrest Total Acreage: 81 Zoning: Light Industrial/Mixed

Palmdale
Challenger business Park Location: Palmdale Blvd. and 5th St. W. Total Acreage: 10 Zoning: Commercial fairway business Park Location: Avenue 0 and Division St. Total Acreage: 115 Zoning: Business Park/Mixed freeway business Center Location: State Highway 14 and Avenue N Total Acreage: 30 Zoning: Commercial Palmdale trade & Commerce Center Location: 10th West and Rancho Vista Blvd. Total Acreage: 746 Zoning: Industrial and Commercial Park one industrial Park Location: Rancho Vista Blvd. and 10th St. E. Total Acreage: 10 Zoning: Industrial and Commercial

Palmdale
fairway business Park Home to these successful companies and many more: Delta Scientific Corporation, Patton Steele, U.S. Pole, Industrial Lock & Hardware and FedEx. Over 69,000 square feet of available industrial space Nine build-to-suit parcels available ranging in size from 2.04 acres up to 11.40 acres Palmdale trade & Commerce Center New 136,522 square foot 150-suite full service Embassy Suites Hotel opens City continues development of conference center adjacent to Embassy Suites Hotel DeVry University, offering college degree programs operates a 9,500 square foot educational facility. Sierra Medical group opens 20,000 square feet of new medical offices. Over 110,000 square feet of medical/ professional office space available.

inyoKern
inyokern airport industrial dist. Location: Inyokern Blvd. Total Acreage: 40 Zoning: Light Industrial/Mixed

tehaChaPi
goodrick business Park Location: Dennison Rd Parkway/Goodrick Rd. Total Acreage: approx. 110 Zoning: M-2 Capital hills business Park Location: Capital Hills Pkwy/Mills Road Total Acreage: approx. 122 Zoning: C-3

Fairway Business Park

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PUBLI C T R A N S P O RTAT I O N
anteloPe Valley transit authority
July-June

Commuter Ridership 2005 22,438 23,821 23,367 23,282 22,341 21,088 23,182 23,642 27,827 25,792 25,395 26,301 2006 22,657 27,454 26,929 32,078 26,128 22,662 22,557 24,348 27,416 24,873 28,299 27,339 2007 23,883 28,284 25,859 28,670 24,157 19,578 25,447 23,732 25,590 25,385 25,963 24,149 2008 24,185 27,547 24,031 29,173 23,978 21,386 26,974 26,080 27,326 29,890 27,956 29,038 2009 30,540 28,571 30,587 33,141 24,418 21,043 23,113 21,036 22,470 19,303 16,153 17,820 2010 17,103 16,503 17,902 19,374 16,217 16,484 14,873 12,931 17,953 17,801 16,529 18,435 2005 186,704 187,535 223,274 240,398 212,334 193,294 191,963 196,830 236,817 172,076 169,928 169,181 2,380,334 2006 156,849 212,824 262,790 250,944 227,467 223,504 226,858 223,486 242,234 147,734 247,080 259,276 2,681,046

Local Ridership 2007 227,063 251,021 225,756 252,105 220,774 191,970 210,157 207,941 260,579 231,173 230,958 197,855 2,707,319 2008 194,210 239,048 216,946 249,996 218,488 193,010 210,775 221,707 233,900 246,559 244,144 236,012 2,704,795 2009 199,654 210,389 231,272 161,185 187,021 174,241 189,649 186,370 214,274 217,737 203,774 198,414 2,373,980 2010 200,387 220,110 231,991 239,034 210,422 201,922 241,456 242,840 197,295 209,386 205,724 193,435 2,594,002

Month July August September October November December January February March April May June Total

289,022 312,740

300,697 317,564 288,195 202,105 2010 2,796,107

combined total ridership for

2009 2,662,175

AVTA business office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Located at 42210 6th Street West Lancaster, CA 93534 661/945-9445 Fax 661/729-2615
metrolinK
Most Popular stations 2009/2010
Lancaster Palmdale Union Station Santa Clarita Sylmar/San Fernando Newhall Vincent Grade/Acton Via Princessa Simi Valley Downtown Burbank 17.0% 16.0% 13.0% 13.0% 12.0% 12.0% 7.0% 6.0% 4.0% 1.0%

Commuters by tyPe
School

3%

5% Cultural Event/
Entertainment

14%
number of Trains a.V. line 2009-2010 2008-2009 2007-2008 2006-2007 2005-2006 2004-2005 weekday 24 24 24 24 24 24 weekend 12 (Sat) 6 (Sun) 12 (Sat) 6 (Sun) 12 (Sat) 6 (Sun) 8 8 8 average daily ridership weekday 5,807 6,628 6,734 7,055 6,804 6,357 weekend 2,181 (Sat) 1,173 (Sun) 2,826 (Sat) 1,369 (Sun) 2,160 1,824 2,197 1,744 average speed 40 mph 40 mph 40 mph 40 mph 40 mph 41 mph Visiting Family/Friends

45%

Recreation/ Shopping

Work Commuters

24%

generational segment
Millennial Generation (1986-98) Generation X (1965-85) Baby Boomers (1946-64) Swing Generation (1934-45) GI Generation (pre 1933)
Source: AVTA, Metrolink.

For personalized commute planning and Metrolink information, call the Customer Service Center at 800/371-LINK(5465). Recorded Metrolink schedules are available 24 hours a day and operators are available Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
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32% 31% 29% 7% 1%

RETAI L S A L E S G RO W T H

$4.247 billion $3.973 billion


Lancaster Palmdale Ridgecrest Tehachapi California City
Calendar Year

$3.517 billion
$1,663,012,000 $1,412,692,700 $269,414,300 $137,379,400 $35,387,900

$3.011 billion
$1,291,569,000 $1,265,627,500 $285,120,400 $139,840,000 $29,400,000

% of growth 2008/09
-22.34% -10.41% 5.83% 1.79% -16.92%

$2,049,927,000 $1,726,326,200 $285,824,000 $149,268,000 $36,323,000

$1,894,160,000 $1,585,602,500 $278,331,000 $170,995,000 $44,600,000

2006

2007

2008

2007 2009

total: -14.39%

lanCaster retail sales Apparel General Merchandise Food Stores Eating & Drinking Furniture/Appliances Building Materials Auto Dealers Service Stations Other Retail Other Outlets totals

2006 $35,280,000 $267,989,000 $74,052,000 $148,391,000

2007 $34,491,000 $269,031,000 $72,302,000 $152,959,000

2008 $31,535,000 $273,169,000 $68,746,000 $146,042,000

2009 $31,422,000 $267,706,000 $63,420,000 $140,972,000

% of growth 2008/09 -0.36% -2.00% -7.75% -3.47%

$197,160,000 $377,341,000 $140,144,000 $193,053,000 $616,517,000 $2,049,927,000

$160,832,000 $309,929,000 $140,567,000 $171,463,000 $582,586,000 $1,894,160,000

$118,853,000 $207,247,000 $149,101,000 $148,320,000 $519,999,000 $1,663,012,000

$102,192,000 $155,943,000 $106,128,000 $99,431,000 $324,355,000 $1,291,569,000

-14.02% -24.76% -28.82% -32.96% -37.62% -22.34%

Palmdale retail sales Apparel General Merchandise Food Stores Eating & Drinking Furniture/Appliances Building Materials Auto Dealers Service Stations Other Retail Other Outlets totals

2006 $97,238,100 $334,336,100 $92,202,000 $155,523,400 $141,156,900 $121,772,900 $285,722,000 $141,466,600 $133,992,000 $222,916,200

2007 $102,168,700 $312,719,100 $88,986,700 $167,443,500 $121,078,800 $95,109,700 $252,149,200 $137,362,900 $142,415,200 $166,168,700 $1,585,602,500

2008 $97,030,800 $291,781,800 $68,330,700 $161,583,800 $103,518,800 $90,331,100 $179,858,900 $171,069,800 $114,742,900 $134,444,100 $1,412,692,700

2009 $103,355,000 $268,404,800 $67,464,900 $162,456,100 $92,656,200 $95,501,900 $149,412,400 $133,267,700 $105,137,800 $87,970,700 $1,265,627,499

% of growth 2008/09 6.52% -8.01% -1.27% 0.54% -10.49% 5.72% -16.93% -22.10% -8.37% -34.57% -10.41%

$1,726,326,200

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DARE T O C O M PA R E

This 982 square-foot 3 bedroom, 2 bath home built in 1962 located in Santa Clarita sold in August for $275,000.

This 3,448 square-foot 4 bedroom, 3 bath home built in 2005 located in West Lancaster sold in August for $235,000.

When compared to nearby Valencia, an Antelope Valley home buyers dollar is worth about 350% more than a Valencia home buyers dollar! The average sales price for homes in Valencia is 3.75 times the average price in Lancaster and 3.27 times the average price in Palmdale. Lancaster and Palmdale both offer an affordable alternative to Santa Clarita homes as well! aVerage sales PriCe-2010
$500,000 $400,000 $300,000 $150.00 $200,000 $100,000 $100.00 $50.00

aVerage PriCe Per sQuare foot-2010


$300.00 $250.00 $200.00

LANCASTER $144,445

PALMDALE $165,557

SANTA CLARITA $346,009

VALENCIA $541,455

LANCASTER $78.49

PALMDALE $85.12

SANTA CLARITA $200.41

VALENCIA $252.62

Far from the typical perception of affordable housing, the Antelope Valley offers a large assortment of spacious homes in a variety of settings including gated and golf course communities, equestrian estates as well as various low density custom home developments.

Source: First American Real Estate Solutions.

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ANTEL O P E VA L L E Y H O M E S A L E S 2 0 1 0 v s 2009
number of units sold aVerage PriCe Per sQ ft 2009 $42.65 $98.20 $73.58 $112.95 $89.97 $47.09 $62.21 $75.76 $92.84 $72.98 $76.63 $126.29 $80.93 2010 $37.82 $97.89 $73.76 $100.96 $78.30 $52.54 $70.41 $83.12 $94.37 $79.84 $77.23 $117.83 $80.34 % Change -11.32% -0.32% -0.24% -10.62% -12.97% -11.57% -13.18% -9.71% -1.65% -9.40% -0.78% -6.70% -0.73% aVerage sale PriCe 2009 $69,342 $ 153,986 $121,238 $205,274 $186,552 $65,470 $108,225 $147,469 $211,092 $123,274 $116,084 $198,710 $142,226 2010 % Change $61,900 - 10.73% $166,204 $123,306 7.93% 1.71%

AREA
Cal City, Mojave Ridgecrest Rosamond Area Tehachapi Area Antelope Acres Lake Los Angeles East Lancaster West Lancaster West Palmdale East Palmdale Littlerock Leona Valley ALL AREAS

2009 574 511 345 481 70 419 1,672 1,755 1,143 2,671 302 50 9,993

2010 477 435 327 459 66 279 1,089 1,435 951 1,785 241 58 7,602

% Change -17% -15% -5% -5% -6% -33% -35% -18% -17% -33% -20% -16% -24%

$173,019 -15.71% $170,216 $70,400 $118,146 $155,157 $211,462 $135,214 $118,336 $193,922 $141,433 -8.76% 7.53% 9.17% 5.21% 0.18% 9.61% 1.94% -2.41% -0.56%

Although overall sales activity decline year over year by almost 2,400 units, the 2010 sales volume still exceeded 2008 by almost 1,650 units. Year over year, average sales prices showed considerable stabilization with an overall change of less than $800!

aVerage sales PriCe 2006 - 2010


$450,000 $405,000 $360,000 $315,000 $270,000 $225,000 $180,000 $135,000 $90,000 $45,000

Cal City, Mojave

Ridgecrest

Rosamond

Tehachapi

Antelope Acres

Lake LA

E. Lancaster

W. Lancaster

W. Palmdale

E. Palmdale

Littlerock

Leona Valley

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

$184,329 $174,305 $144,202 $69,342 $61,900

$183,111 $182,922 $183,132 $153,986 $166,204

$269,984 $247,474 $194,978 $121,238 $123,306

$288,710 $266,457 $267,658 $205,274 $173,019

$372,278 $385,074 $261,852 $186,552 $170,216

$276,495 $245,114 $134,619 $65,470 $70,400

$308,297 $ 286,297 $ 168,661 $ 108,225 $ 118,146

$349,472 $330,009 $218,809 $147,469 $155,157

$446,825 $410,941 $278,468 $211,092 $211,462

$342,142 $320,845 $180,150 $123,274 $135,124

$346,634 $336,596 $212,065 $116,084 $118,336

$404,310 $360,466 $292,932 $198,710 $193,922

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NEW H O M E S A L E S/ B U I L D I N G P E R M I T S
anteloPe Valley neW home sales
area East Lancaster West Lancaster West Palmdale East Palmdale total 2009 150 83 131 140 504 units sold 2010 141 28 42 77 288 % Change -6% -66% -68% -45% -43% 2009 $178,670 $328,659 $268,802 $219,446 $248,894 aVerage sales PriCe 2010 % Change $188,998 $394,000 $276,810 $242,623 $275,608 6% 20% 3% 11% 11%

New home sales activity in the Lancaster and Palmdale markets continued to slow ending the year with 216 fewer units closed than in 2009. However, the average price of a new home rebounded slightly with increases in each submarket that amounted to an overall gain of 11% compared to last year. residenTial
NEW HOUSING UNITS DOLLAR VOLUME IN $1,000s

non-residenTial
BUILDING IN $1,000s

Palmdale

Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003

Single MultiFamily Family 495 608 812 978 946 344 0 0 0 0 0 0 91 236 158 0 0

Total Units 839 608 812 978 946 1,371 1,579 1,304 1,075 537 261 149

new SingleFamily $49,931 $97,637 $141,155 $176,679 $179,263 $297,665 $367,806 $281,265 $186,302 $83,025 $57,920 $30,295

new MultiFamily

res. Alter. & Total Additions residential $1,270 $1,812 $2,024 $3,034 $3,472 $3,906 $3,961 $4,146 $3,135 $1,362 $1,533 $1,870 $85,119 $99,449 $143,178 $179,713 $182,735 $301,571 $371,767 $289,509 $205,241 $96,240 $59,453 $32,166

Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

new Comml $29,100 $16,520 $14,298 $9,403 $32,371 $12,976

new industl $400 $6,438 $116 $6,155 $4,617

new other $5,429 $5,729 $5,405 $7,331 $12,611 $18,938 $19,628 $10,158 $12,278 $2,642 $1,990 $1,897

Alter. & Total Additions nonresid. $10,659 $8,402 $14,689

Total All Building

$13,919 $4,096 $15,783 $11,851 -

$45,588 $130,707 $30,651 $130,100 $40,829 $184,008

$7,764 $246,124 $204,326 $12,345 $14,531 $9,719 $13,274 $9,979 $12,976 $10,544 $11,319 $63,483 $246,218 $51,061 $352,632 $62,167 $433,934 $51,137 $340,646 $79,454 $284,694 $35,051 $131,291 $12,535 $14,325 $71,989 $46,491

2004 1,371 2005 1,579 2006 1,213 2007 2008 2009 2010 839 379 261 149

$18,875 $13,944 $25,870 $55,684 $19,433 $1,108 $1,833 $1,513 -

residenTial
NEW HOUSING UNITS

DOLLAR VOLUME IN $1,000s

non-residenTial

lanCaster Year 2000 2001 2002 2003

Single MultiFamily Family 279 577 437 972 132 194 0 2 369 78 106 2 144 80 0

Total Units 411 771 437 974 2,109 2,877 1,769 808 397 267 277

new SingleFamily $39,885 $81,628 $63,934 $152,481 $302,462 $504,987 $298,260 $134,551 $42,822 $36,510 $58,272

new MultiFamily $7,200 $3,355 $189 $19,841 $5,091 $6,988 $310 $8,788 $10,440 -

res. Alter. & Total Additions residential $3,051 $3,291 $3,227 $4,200 $4,879 $6,973 $6,136 $4,216 $4,652 $2,889 $1,333 $50,136 $88,274 $67,162 $156,870 $327,183 $517,051 $311,385 $139,075 $56,263 $49,840 $59,605


Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 new Comml $12,766 $37,574 $10,791 $24,936 $29,329 $17,023 $41,522 $24,844 $26,888 $5,181 $1,581

BUILDING IN $1,000s

new industl $3,124 $1,584 $1,997 $272 $2,667 $950 $857 $2,479 -

new other $ 5,882 $ 4,375 $ 4,117 $ 7,257 $ 9,546 $ 6,810 $11,166 $4,501 $1,895 $1,514 $1,321

Alter. & Total Additions nonresid. $5,530 $5,799 $8,002 $6,064 $4,550 $7,082 $6,348 $4,541 $27,302

Total All Building $77,439

$49,332 $137,606 $24,906 $92,068

$38,258 $195,128 $43,697 $370,880 $33,582 $550,633 $59,988 $371,374 $34,744 $173,819 $97,089 $62,268 $70,533

2004 1,740 2005 2,799 2006 1,663 2007 2008 2009 2010 806 253 187 277

$9,561 $ 40,825 $5,731 $8,025 $12,427 $10,928

2,385 detached single-family building permits were issued in Los Angeles County in 2010, 18% of these were issued in the Antelope Valley.
Source: Construction Industry Research Board, First American Title, GAVEA.

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H EALT H CA R E

Palmdale Regional Medical Center

Health care services in the Antelope Valley are provided by a network of hospitals, major physicians groups, freestanding surgical facilities, long-term care hospitals, home care, public health agencies, public and private paramedic services and local ambulance services. the major hosPital institutions are as folloWs: antelope Valley hospital (aVh) is a full-service hospital with 420 licensed beds and is owned and operated by the Antelope Valley Health Care District; a public, non-profit agency. services: Critical Care, Neonatal Intensive Care, Definitive Observation, Emergency Department, Medical Surgical, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Surgery including Open Heart, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Home Health, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Laboratory, Radiology, CT Scan and MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Outpatient Clinics. Call 661/949-5000 for information or visit www.avhospital.org. Palmdale regional medical Center Universal Health Services has opened a new state-of-the-art 250,000 square foot hospital in the Palmdale Regional Medical Center. Universal Health Services hospital opened with 121 licensed acute care beds, inpatient and outpatient surgery, cardiac services featuring a STEMI Receiving Center, a 35-bed 24-hour emergency department and The Center for Wound Care which provides treatment for people with chronic non-healing wounds. There are more than 400 physicians on the medical staff at Palmdale Regional Medical Center and nearly 400 Registered Nurses and other nursing staff. The nursing staff draws on years of clinical experience to provide quality care and they are associated with several area nursing programs. The Palmdale Regional Medical Center Vision in partnership with the medical staff and community, Palmdale Regional Medical Center will be recognized as the leading provider of innovative healthcare in the region. The Mission of Palmdale Regional Medical Center is committed to providing high quality healthcare in a compassionate and efficient manner. Palmdale Regional Medical Center is active in the community, regularly participating with the Antelope Valley Board of Trade, Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance, Chambers of Commerce and other civic and governmental groups. Palmdale regional Medical Center believes in Community Service Excellence and supports nonprofit agencies such as the American Cancer

society, United Way, the Antelope Valley Boys and Girls Club and performing arts organizations. Kaiser Permanente Medical Offices and 24 Hour Urgent Care Services 43112 N. 15th St. West, Lancaster Medical Offices (Behavioral Health and Nephrology) 44444 20th St. West, Lancaster Medical Offices: 4502 E. Avenue S, Palmdale Kaiser PermanenteThe nations largest nonprofit health plan has been helping people get and stay healthy in the Antelope Valley since 1968. WIth more than 100 physicians and 600 employees, Kaiser Permanente provides high quality care to patients at three convenient locations in Lancaster and Palmdale. Primary care servicesobstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, internal medicine, and family medicineare available in Lancaster and Palmdale. Each location houses its own diagnostic imaging, pharmacy, and laboratory with extended hours to accommodate patients busy schedules. In Lancaster, the following specialty care services are offered: Audiology, Behavioral Health, Cardiology, Continuing Care, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Neurology, Occupational Health, Occupational Therapy, Ophthalmology, Optometry, Orthopedics, Physical Medicine, Physical Therapy, Podiatry, Psychiatry, Pulmonary Medicine, Respiratory Therapy, Rheumatology, and Urology. The Palmdale Medical Offices offer preventive services to both patients and community members through its health education center, which features classes such as weight management, prenatal care, and diabetes management; a literature and video room; a health store, three family education rooms; and four conference rooms. Kaiser Permanente leads the industry with a fully-functional electronic medical record system. Patient records, including lab results, prescriptions, and digital imaging, are available at the caregivers fingertips at all Kaiser Permanente facilities nationwide via KP HealthConnect. This system provides our physicians and health care team with instant access to patient records, which increases accurate patient diagnosis, patient safety, and convenience. To help meet the needs of todays community, Kaiser Permanentes Website
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(kp.org) allows patients to order pharmacy refills, view lab results, schedule appointments, read health assessments, download healthy recipes, e-mail doctors, and more. In 2010, the California Office of the Patient Advocated announced Kaiser Permamente Southern California received the most stars eight in the overall ratings of the 2009 HMO Quality Report. This is the first time in the nineyear history of the report that any health plan has received a combined total of eight stars in the HMO Ratings at-a-glance section of the report. The Southern California Region received four stars for meeting national standards of care and four stars for the member ranking of care and services. More information is available at kaiserpermanente.org or 800/464-4000. sierra medical group (smg) is a physician network with 15 primary care physicians in Lancaster and Palmdale. SMG contracts with community-based primary care and specialists to provide services to its patients. services: Primary care services for Family Practice, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Other services include Laboratory, Radiology, EKG, and Urgent Care. Specialty services are provided by contract community-based physicians. Call 661/945-9411 for more information or go to www.sierramedicalgroup.com high desert medical group, heritage health Care and California desert medical group Since 1983 High Desert Medical Group, Heritage Health Care and California Desert Medical Group have been committed to providing the highest quality healthcare in the Antelope Valley. With facilities in Lancaster, Palmdale, Boron, Victorville and coming soon in Acton, we continue to grow to meet the medical needs of our community. High Desert Medical Group is located in Lancaster at 43839 N. 15th Street West, near Avenue K and the 14 Freeway. High Desert Medical Group offers a wide range of general and specialized medical services. Our services include Family Practice, Internal Medicine, a 24 Hour Urgent Care Center and an onsite CVS Pharmacy. Our Lancaster facility also houses Primary Care Providers and specialty clinics, including Radiology, a Lab, and a full service Occupational Medicine Center. Our Occupational Medicine Center is staffed with a Board-Certified Occupational Medicine physician and highly trained staff to help accommodate the employers of the Antelope Valley and surrounding areas. The goal of our Occupational Medicine Center is to provide comprehensive and proactive medical services to injured employees. Dr. Nathaniel Bautista, the Medical Director, is committed to returning injured employees to their job in the safest, most cost-effective means possible through light-duty work assignments and aggressive back to work programs. Heritage Health Care is located in Palmdale, at 2260 Palmdale Boulevard. Heritage Health Care offers services focusing on Internal Medicine and Family Practice. Patients of Heritage Health Care may access the full range of services, programs, specialist and 24 Hour Urgent Care offered by High Desert Medical Group. California Desert Medical Group is a group of physicians located throughout the Antelope Valley, including California City, Tehachapi and Rosamond who have joined together to form an Independent Physician Association (IPA). The IPA physicians remain affiliated with HDMG while practicing in their own private offices. Patients of California Desert Medical Group may also utilize the full range of services offered by High Desert Medical Group, including the 24 Hour Urgent Care Center. In addition, we are affiliated with each of Antelope Valleys local hospitals. Should a patient require medical treatment not readily available locally, a physician might refer the patient to a recognized out-of the-area medical facility in Los Angeles or neighboring cities. High Desert Medical Group and Heritage Health Care proudly accept: PPO, POS, EPO, Medicare, private insurance and Employer/State Sponsored Health Plans. If you have questions regarding our physicians or services, our Patient Services department is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To learn more about High Desert Medical Group, Heritage Health Care and California Desert Medical Group, please call 1-(800) 266-HDMG, or visit our website at
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www.hdmg.net. For more information regarding High Desert Medical Groups Occupational Medicine Center and its services, please call (661) 951-3320. freestanding surgiCal Centers Antelope Valley Surgery Center Regional Valley Surgery Center long term Care is ProVided by Antelope Valley Convalescent Hospital Antelope Valley Hospital Antelope Valley Nursing Care Center Lancaster Convalescent Hospital Mayflower Gardens Convalescent Hospital home Care and hosPiCe Antelope Valley Home Care AV Home Care with Services Accredited Home Care Services Advantage Home Care GT Home Health Care Services Hoffmann Hospice Kaiser Permanente Home & Hospice Care Masters Medical Home Care ProCare Hospice St. Jude Home Care Sun Alliance Hospice Sun Plus Home Care adult day health Care Centers AV Adult Day Health Care Chateau La Petite Lancaster Adult Day Health Care Ultra Care Adult Day Health Care dialysis Centers AV Dialysis Center on AVH campus East Palmdale Dialysis Fresenius Dialysis Center (Kaiser Permanente) High Desert Hemodialysis Palmdale Regional Dialysis ChiroPraCtiC There are approximately 92 Chiropractic Doctors in the Antelope Valley. Most are solo practitioners. dentists There are approximately 210 Dentists in the Antelope Valley of which five are Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons and 13 are Orthodontists. ambulanCe American Medical Response Paramedic and BLS Antelope Ambulance BLS PubliC health Antelope Valley Health Center Services: Family Medicine Primary Care, Family Planning Clinic, Immunizations, OB/Gynecology - Prenatal, Pregnancy Test, T.B./Chest Clinic, Walk-In Clinic. LA County High Desert Hospital Complex Services: While the hospital is closed, the facility provides a full spectrum of outpatient services.

ANTEL O P E VA L L E Y S C H O O L S

A Record of Continued Improvement


Antelope Valley schools continue to improve in student test scores innovation. Many districts have created magnet schools and schools of choice with special emphases such as college preparatory science, technology, engineering, and math; and dual immersion. The Antelope Valley Superintendents Council reports that valley schools continue to meet and exceed performance targets. Antelope Valley schools continue to do well on State testing. Additionally, many schools have an academic performance index above the 800 mark, considered to be high performing by the State of California, indicated Superintendents Council President, Roger Gallizzi (Mr. Gallizzi is Superintendent of the Palmdale School District.) The Antelope Valley Superintendents Council continues to act as a forum for collaboration and articulation between the elementary feeder districts and the Antelope Valley Union High School District. The Antelope Valley Superintendents Council also exercises oversight of the Valleys Special Education local planning area (SELPA) which operates a unique facility, the Yellen Learning Center, a school for emotionally disturbed children. A variety of districts have implemented magnet schools, schools of choice, and specialized or theme schools to better serve the needs of the community and to offer parents more educational choices for their children. Examples include the Antelope Valley Union High School Districts SOAR High School located on the campus of the Antelope Valley College, Lancaster School Districts Jack Northrop School which emphasizes STEM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) curriculum, and Palmdale School Districts dual immersion school, Los Amigos, are a just a few examples. Westside School District boasts three California Distinguished Schools and strong math, science, and robotics programs. The Valley is also home to charter schools including the Antelope Valley Learning Academy, Desert Sands, the Guidance Charter School, and the Antelope Valley Youth Build Charter School of California.

800 775 750 725 700 675

2010 Growth API Scores 2009 Growth API Scores 2008 Growth API Scores 2007 Growth API Scores

657 660 673 670

686 673 687 699

656 696 708 717

677 687 703 710

742 745 747 757 Acton-Agua Dulce Unified

710 714 711 714

676 700 723 726

625 600 Antelope Valley Union High Eastside Union Lancaster Wilsona Keppel Union Palmdale Westside Union

PubliC sChools

acton-agua dulce unified district (K-12) 32248 Crown Valley Road Acton, CA 93510 661/269-5999
Students: 1,668 Schools: 4

eastside union school district (K-8) 6742 East Avenue H Lancaster, CA 93535 661/946-2813
Students: 3,376 Schools: 4

hughes-elizabeth lake union school district (K-8) 16633 Elizabeth Lake Road Lakes Hughes, CA 93532 661/724-1231
Students: 339 Schools: 1

antelope Valley union high school district 44811 Sierra Highway Lancaster, CA 93534 661/948-7655
Students: 23,097 Schools: 12

Gorman school district (K-8) 49847 Gorman School Road Gorman, CA 93243 Mailing: P.O. Box 104 661/248-6441
Students: 98 Schools: 1

Keppel union school district (K-8) 34004 128th Street East Pearblossom, CA 93553 661/944-2155
Students: 2,781 Schools: 6
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779 792 810 829

650

PubliC sChools Continued

PriVate sChools

lancaster elementary school district (K-8) 44711 N. Cedar Avenue Lancaster, CA 93534 661/948-4661
Students: 15,199 Schools: 20

antelope Valley adventist academy Lancaster 661/942-6552


2009 Enrollment: 87 Grade: K-8th 2010 Enrollment: 83

immanuel christian school Ridgecrest 760/446-6114


2009 Enrollment: 154 Grade: K-12th 2010 Enrollment: 17

Palmdale school district (K-8) 39149 10th Street East Palmdale, CA 93550 661/947-7191
Students: 19,480 Schools: 24

antelope Valley christian Lancaster 661/943-0044


2009 Enrollment: 330 Grade: P-12th 2010 Enrollment: 320

lancaster baptist school Lancaster 661/946-4663


2009 Enrollment: 450 Grade: K-12th 2010 Enrollment: 416

bethel christian academy Lancaster 661/943-2224


2009 Enrollment: 425 Grade: P-12th 2010 Enrollment: 400

Paraclete high school Lancaster 661/943-3255


2009 Enrollment: 817 Grade: 9th-12th 2010 Enrollment: 785

westside union elementary school district (K-8) 41914 50th Street West Quartz Hill, CA 93536 661/722-0716
Students: 8,573 Schools: 11

carden school of Tehachapi Tehachapi 661/822-9565


2009 Enrollment: 134 Grade: K-8th 2010 Enrollment: 110

Pinecrest school Lancaster/Palmdale

661/723-0399

2009 Enrollment: 324 Grade: P-8th 2010 Enrollment: 320

wilsona school district (K-8) 18050 East Avenue O Palmdale, CA 93591 661/264-1111
Students: 1,463 Schools: 3

desert christian school Lancaster 661/948-5071


2009 Enrollment: 1,367 Grade: P-12th 2010 Enrollment: 1,469

Pearblossom Private school Pearblossom 661/944-0914


2010 Enrollment: 70 Grade: K-12th

desert Vineyard christian school Lancaster 661/948-3766


2009 Enrollment: 130 Grade: P-6th 2010 Enrollment: 190

sacred heart catholic school Lancaster 661/948-3613


2009 Enrollment: 320 Grade: K-8th 2010 Enrollment: 320

Kern county districts schools


Mojave unified school district (K-12) 3500 Douglas Avenue Mojave, CA 93501 661/824-4001
Students: 2,468 Schools: 6

Grace lutheran school Lancaster 661/948-1018


2009 Enrollment: 120 Grade: P-8th 2010 Enrollment: 110

st. Marys catholic school Lancaster 661/273-5555


2009 Enrollment: 298 Grade: K-8th 2010 Enrollment: 301

heritage oak school Tehachapi 661/823-0885


2009 Enrollment: 71 Grade: K-12th 2010 Enrollment: 175

westside christian school Palmdale 661/947-7000


2009 Enrollment: 250 Grade: K-8th 2010 Enrollment: 225

Muroc joint unified school district (K-12) 17100 Foothill Avenue North Edwards, CA 93523 661/258-4356
Students: 2,062 Schools: 4

high desert adventist christian school Ridgecrest 760/375-8673


2009 Enrollment: 23 Grade: 1st-8th 2010 Enrollment: 86

Total 2009 enrollment: 5,300 Total 2010 enrollment: 5,397

southern Kern unified (K-adult) 3082 Glendower Street Rosamond, CA 93560 661/256-5000
Students: 3,361 Schools: 5

sierra sands unified school district 113 W. Felspar Avenue Ridgecrest, CA 93555 760/375-3363
Students: 5,166 Schools: 11

Tehachapi unified school district 400 S. Snyder Avenue Tehachapi, CA 93561


Students: 4,535 Schools: 6


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COMM U N I T Y C O L L E G E S

Antelope Valleys higher education institutions continue to add new academic programs and facilities to meet the demands of a fast-growing population. The Valleys oldest higher education institution, Antelope Valley College (AVC) recently added a new program for training men and women as firefighters with municipal fire departments. The college already has a program for training wildland firefighters. AVC has acquired a site on 25th Street East in Palmdale to serve as its second college campus. Meanwhile, Antelope Valley College continues to offer programs to residents through its main campus in Lancaster and a site in Palmdale at 1529 E. Palmdale Blvd. Work continues on the expansion and modernization of the Lancaster campus, to increase its capacity to serve more than 20,000 students. Construction projects due to begin this year include an agriculture/landscaping complex, a theater, and complex for an early college high school program, Students on the Academic Rise (SOAR) High School. Ongoing projects include upgrades to the campus infrastructure, safety requirements and expansion of physical education facilities, including a physical agility course for the Sheriffs Training Academy at Antelope Valley College. AVCs Lancaster campus hosts California State University, Bakersfield-Antelope Valley, which provides upper division and graduate degree programs. community services Programs Formerly known as Community Education, Community Services Programs at Antelope Valley College offer recreational, cultural and occupational programs that are short-term fee-based and not for credit. Examples are Antelope Valley Childrens Choir, notary public exam preparation, ABCs of travel, and work readiness, just to name a few. career and technical education Programs Aeronautical and Aviation Technology, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Aircraft Fabrication, Auto Body, Automotive Technology, Business, Child and Family Education, Clothing and Textiles, Computer Applications, Computer Information Science, Computer Graphics, Deaf Studies, Drafting/CAD, Instructional Aide, Electrical Technology, Electronics Technology, Engineering Technology, Family and Consumer Education, Fire Technology, Interior Design, Management, Marketing, Medical Assisting, Multimedia, Music, Nursing Science, Office Technology, Photography, Real Estate and Welding.

anTeloPe Valley colleGe


3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster, CA 93536 661/722-6300 www.avc.edu District Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,945 Square Miles Lancaster Campus Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Acres Number of Buildings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Budget 2010-2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $72.3 Million

acadeMic calendar
16-week fall and spring semesters 5-week intersession Summer sessions

sTudenTs/ProGraMs
Fall 2010 Student Enrollment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,555 Courses offered, Fall 2007. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,852 Associate Degree Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Certificate Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

faculTy/sTaff
Total number of full-time faculty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 Percentage holding Ph.D.s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23% Total Number of Employees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,221

cerro coso coMMuniTy colleGe


3000 College Heights Blvd., Ridgecrest, CA 93555 760/384-6100 www.cerrocoso.edu Ridgecrest Campus Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320 Acres

students/programs
Number of Degree Programs Offered. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Number of Certificate Programs Offered. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Fall 2010 Student Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6,342

faculty/staff
Total Faculty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Faculty holding Ph.D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
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instructional sites
Ridgecrest Bishop California City Edwards Air Force Base (South Kern) Kern River Valley Mammoth Online

eMbry riddle aeronauTical uniVersiTy


886/462-3728 www.erau.edu Centers located in Palmdale, Edwards Air Force Base, China Lake Naval Base, and Victorville (teaching site). Bachelors Degree offered in Aviation Maintenance Management, Management of Technical Operations, and Professional Aeronautics. Masters Degree programs include Aeronautical Science, Technical Management, and Aviation.

The aero insTiTuTe


38256 Sierra Highway, Palmdale, CA 93550 661/276-2376 www.aeroi.org The AERO Institute, located in the Palmdale Civic Center is a unique partnership between NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, NASA Ames Research Center, and the City of Palmdale. The AERO Institute works in close association with the NASA National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program to further leverage the publics investment in Higher Education. The AERO Institute, developed for the study of aerospace engineering and design, hosts some of the most prestigious universities in the nation, including Purdue University College of Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, University of California, Los Angeles, California State University, Los Angeles, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Society of Flight Test Engineers, University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering, and Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management. The Institutes unique and innovative approach to advanced level education offers a broad spectrum of opportunities for student interaction with industry partners, increased cooperation with the industry and the university faculty, and collaboration in the area of research and development in a setting for meaningful partnership. The AERO Institute also offers teachers workshops and materials for education in grades kindergarten through 12 and is home to NASA Aerospace exploratorium, a hands-on science exhibit.

lancasTer uniVersiTy cenTer


45356 Division Street, Lancaster, CA 93535 Developed by the City of Lancaster in 2004, the new 20,000 square-foot University Center includes state-of the-art classrooms, well equipped labs, and complete administrative facilities. The University has expanded the upper division and graduate level offerings of California State University, Bakersfield and Fresno and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (MS-Aerospace Engineering only), including an engineering program designed to produce homegrown engineers of the areas aerospace industry. The $3.5 Million conversion of Challenger Hall was funded by the Lancaster Redevelopment Agency.

uniVersiTy of anTeloPe Valley


1202 West Avenue J, Lancaster, CA 93534 661/726-1-911 www.uav.edu In June 2009, the institution received approval from the United States Department of Education and the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to offer Associates, Bachelors, and Masters degrees. In addition, the university offers instruction in several medical vocational careers such as: Medical Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Clinical Assistant, vocational nursing, etc.

brandman university, chapman university system antelope Valley campus


40015 Sierra Highway, Suite B-160, Palmdale, CA 93550 661/267-2001 www.brandman.edu/antelopevalley Brandman University, Chapman University System, offers Bachelors, Masters, Multiple Credentials and Certificate programs which include a new addition of Autism Authorizations. We offer our students the option of Blended programs that combine classroom and Web-based courses as well as fully online degree programs here at Antelope Valley.

wesT coasT baPTisT colleGe


4020 East Lancaster Boulevard, Lancaster, CA 93535 661/946-4663 www.wcbc.edu West Coast Baptist College opened its doors in September of 1995. This private seminary college offers Bachelor and Master Degree programs. There are several departments available to its students such as the Department of Bible, Bible Languages, Clerical and Secretarial Skills, Education, Evangelism, Missions, Music, Practical Theology, Secondary Education, and Youth Ministries.

california sTaTe uniVersiTy, baKersfield anTeloPe Valley caMPus


43909 30th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93536 661/952-5000 www.csub.edu/AV The campus is located on the North Campus of Antelope Valley College. CSUB-AVs expanding catalog offers Bachelor Degree programs in Business, Child, Adolescent and Family Studies, Communications, Criminal Justice, English, Environmental Resource Management (on-line through Extended University), Liberal Studies, Nursing (RN to BSN) and Sociology. Masters Degrees are available in English, Public Administration, Social Work, Educational Administration, Educational Curriculum & Instruction, and Special Education. Also offered are teaching credential programs: Elementary Education, Single Subject and Special Education. california sTaTe uniVersiTy, fresno anTeloPe Valley enGineerinG ProGraM 45356 Division Street, Lancaster, CA 93535 661/723-6429 Located at the Lancaster University Center, Fresno State College of Engineering offers Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degree programs in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. The programs are ABET accredited. Mechanical and Electrical laboratories are well equipped and laboratory instruction is provided by local faculty. Lectures are delivered in real time by faculty at the main campus via state-of-the-art interactive television class rooms.

deVry uniVersiTy
39115 Trade Center Drive, Suite 100, Palmdale, CA 93550 661/224-2923 www.devry.edu DeVry University is Education Working. Ninety-six of the Fortune 100 companies hire DeVry graduates. Our practical approach to education in career fields of Business and Technology management make a DeVry degree one that employers value. Courses are offered on-site, on-line and a hybrid of the two.

uniVersiTy of Phoenix
1202 West Avenue J, Lancaster, CA 93534 661/940-6851 www.phoenix.edu University of Phoenix is the nations largest private university and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission through the North Central Association. The University of Phoenix Lancaster Learning Center offers several degree programs as well as online programs for students pursuing their Associates, Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral Degrees. Programs range from business, criminal justice, human services, nursing, health care, education, communication, counseling and more (some programs are only offered online). Stop by, call or visit our website to learn more!
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QUALI T Y O F L I F E

Antelope Valley air continues to be clean


The Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District strives to attain and maintain a healthful environment and good air quality while supporting strong and sustainable economic growth. That goal becomes an interesting challenge because most of the Antelope Valleys air pollution is not locally generated. Wind -blown air pollution from the San Joaquin Valley and Los Angeles have a direct influence on the Antelope Valleys air quality. The AVAQMD is most likely to experience elevated levels of ozone on days when an inversion layer settles over the Los Angeles Basin or San Joaquin Valley and the afternoon winds blows the pollution into the desert. The Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District works in many ways to reduce local air pollution by supporting alternative energy projects, replacing gasoline and diesel powered vehicles with cleaner operating vehicles, and assisting in the establishment and relocation of businesses and industry to the AV to eliminate congestion and air pollution from commuters traveling to Los Angeles for work. The AVAQMD also works with statewide organizations to insure that the San Joaquin Valley and the Los Angeles Basin are actively addressing their air pollution issues and eliminating programs to further reduce emissions.

utilities electricity southern california edison 800/655-4555 www.sce.com natural gas The Gas company Sempra Energy 800/427-2200 www.socalgas.com cable television Time warner cable 888/TW.CABLE www.timewarner.com telephone aT&T 800/750-2355 www.sbc.com air Quality antelope Valley air Quality Management district 661/723-8070 www.avaqmd.ca.gov Kern county air Pollution control district 661/862-5250 www.kernair.org trash waste Management 661/947-7197

Water (major providers) antelope Valley east Kern water agency Amount produced in 2008 60,000 acre feet (51,000 m&i; 9,000 ag) Amount produced in 2007 77,000 acre feet (59,000 m&i; 18,000 ag) State Water Project entitlement 141,400 acre feet Treatment Plant Capacity 93 million gallons per day (capable of serving 401,000 people) Palmdale water district Amount produced in 2010 18,044 acre feet billed 19,768 acre feet produced State Water Project Delivered: 10,989 acre feet 2010 Customer Services 25,992 connections serving approximately 103,188 people State Water Project Table A Amount 21,300 acre feet

Water Quality Report www.palmdalewater.org Water Sources 59% State water project 41% Groundwater Wells indian wells Valley water district Amount produced in 2010 7,670 acre feet Amount produced in 2009 8,084 acre feet Amount produced in 2008 8,776 acre feet Amount produced in 2005 8,409 acre feet Amount produced in 2007 9,076 acre feet Water Sources 10 ground water pumps Customers Served 11,778 water Quality report www.iwvwd.com

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Professional sports Lancaster JetHawks (Houston Astros affiliate) 661/726-5400 www.jethawks.com select Community events Almond Blossom Festival (March) Desert Tortoise Days (April) Kern County Airshow (April) Lancaster Poppy Festival (April) Showdown Rodeo/PRCA Rodeo (June) Thursday Night on the Square (Summer) City of Palmdale Starlight Concert Series (Summer) Antelope Valley Fair (August) Tehachapi Mountain Festival (August) Celebrate America (September) Desert Empire Fair (September) Palmdale Jazz & Wine Festival (September) Aerospace Walk of Honor (September) Labor Day Balloon Festival (September) California City Heritage Days (September) Streets of Lancaster (october) Bark in the Park (october) Edwards Air Show (october) Mojave Gold Rush Days (october) Adult Fishing Derby (November) A Magical BLVD Christmas (December) Lancaster Holiday Parade (December) Palmdale Holiday Parade (December) Metrolink Holiday Train (December) museums (partial) Antelope Valley Indian Museum Blackbird Air Park Museum Edwards Air Force Flight Test Museum Kids Time Childrens Museum of Antelope Valley Lancaster Museum/Art Gallery Tehachapi Railroad Museum Western Hotel Museum movie theatres Three Movie complexes 38 Stadium style screens 12 Traditional screens

Celebrate America Event

Public libraries 12 Public Libraries Kern County Libraries: www.kerncountylibrary.org Los Angeles County Libraries www.colapublib.org Palmdale Main Library www.cityofpalmdale.org/library Community theatres Lancaster Performing Arts Center 780 seats 661/723-5950 Palmdale Playhouse 330 seats 661/267-5685
Streets of Lancaster

Antelope Valley Fair

major recreational facilities Six Golf courses Best of the West Softball Complex Big Eight Softball Complex, Lancaster DryTown Water Park, Palmdale Lancaster Soccer Center Mulligans Sports Center, Palmdale Palmdale Amphitheater Pelona Vista Park, Palmdale

shopping/dining 2008

Antelope Valley Mall, Palmdale 140 stores (6 Department stores) 10 Kiosks 14 Holiday Kiosks 24 retail merchandising units (temporary carts) throughout the mall Est. 1,700 employees

DryTown Water Park

Thursday Nights on the Square

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GREAT E R A N T E L OP E VA L L E Y E C O N O M I C A LLIANCE MEMBERS


Officers
june burcham Kaiser Permanente Chairman of the Board brian schmelpfening Chase Bank Past Chair george b. atkinson Atkinson and Associates Vice-Chair harvey holloway Coldwell Banker Commercial Valley Realty Vice-Chair dr. jackie fisher Antelope Valley College Treasurer laurel shockley Southern California Edison Secretary

Directors
tom Weil City of California City mark bozigian/Vern lawson City of Lancaster steve Williams/dave Walter City of Palmdale gary Parsons City of Ridgecrest david james City of Tehachapi norm hickling County of Los Angeles, Antonovich dixie eliopulos Honorary Member Pete amaya Union Bank bill allen/Carrie rogers Los Angeles Economic Development Corp. rob duchow The Gas Company. tom barnes Antelope Valley East Kern Water Agency dennis lamoreaux Palmdale Water District mark davey All Valley Federal Credit Union Chuck hoey Charles Hoey and Associates richard Chapman Kern County EDC Cherie bryant Ex-officio Director john houghton Rosamond Community Services District

General Membership
Air Force Flight Test Center All Valley Federal Credit Union Antelope Valley Bank Div. California Bank & Trust Antelope Valley College Antelope Valley Press Antelope Valley Transit Authority Atkinson and Associates AV Air Quality Management District AV East Kern Water District Beautiful Earth Group Burkey, Cox, Evans Manning Cal State Bakersfield - AV Campus Charles Hoey and Associates Chase Bank

City of California City City of Lancaster City of Palmdale City of Ridgecrest City of Tehachapi Coldwell Banker Commercial Valley Realty County of Los Angeles, Antonovitch East Kern Airport District Element Power Greater AV Association of Realtors Kaiser Permanente Kern County EDC Los Angeles EDC Lockheed Martin Nextlight Renewable Energy Palmdale Regional Medical Center

Palmdale School District Palmdale Water District Rio Tinto Rosamond Community Services District Sempra Generation Southern California Edison Strata Equity Group The Gas Company Time Warner VINSA Insurance Assoicates Wal-Mart Walsh, Delaney, & Yep Waste Management Wells Fargo Bank Western Pacific Roofing Union Bank

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Roofing Corporation Since 1949

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